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January 8, 2013
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Nielsen out to an early lead in special election

Republican Jim Nielsen continues to a sizable lead over his Democratic opponent Mickey Harrington in the special election for the District 4 State Senate seat.

The California Secretary of State’s website is reporting Nielsen has managed 80,820 votes (66 percent) as opposed to Harrington’s 40,739 votes (34 percent).

The website indicates 358 of the 640 (56 percent) voting precincts in the district are reporting as of 10:07 p.m.

In Nevada County, Nielsen is also leading, capturing 8,460 votes (60 percent) with Harrington mustering 5,850 votes (40 percent). At the county level the tabulated votes are derived from Vote by Mail ballots or ballots dropped off at the elections office as no precincts are reporting as of 8:14 p.m.

The District 4 Senate Seat covers a portion of Nevada County.

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The Union Updated Aug 22, 2013 04:23PM Published Jan 11, 2013 07:32AM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.