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November 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Benton, Probst neck and neck in state Senate race

State Sen. Don Benton and Rep. Tim Probst are in a virtual dead heat in a battle that will determine whether Democrats maintain their 27-22 Senate majority or see it eroded by one position. Probst, who lost the lead on Thursday, regained it Friday, out-polling Benton by just 16 votes out of nearly 56,000 counted so…

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September 18, 2012 at 11:58 AM

State Sen. Don Benton threatens to sue challenger for $1 million

Editor’s note: This post was updated at 12:20 p.m. to include comments from state Sen. Don Benton. We’re less than 50 days away from the general election now, which means that campaign attacks and responses are ramping up. But while we’re used to hearing candidates complain that their opponent is distorting their records, it’s not everyday you…

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