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No recount in Hillsborough Commission race

Published Nov. 7, 2014

TAMPA -- There will be no recount in the race between Al Higginbotham and Pat Kemp for the Hillsborough County Commission's District 7 seat.

The Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections Office finalized the results Friday, and after counting provisional ballots, Higginbotham's margin of victory is still slightly more than the .5 percentage point margin that triggers an automatic recount.

Higginbotham won 50.27 percent of the votes cast, to Kemp's 49.73 percent. The difference amounted to 1,935 votes out of 353,817 cast. Higginbotham, 60, has served on the commission since 2006, but this was his first time running for a countywide seat.


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