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Ivey defeats Folsom for Lt. Gov, finishes GOP sweep

Republican Kay Ivey discusses her lead just shortly before learning she'd won. Republican Kay Ivey discusses her lead just shortly before learning she'd won.

By JAY REEVES Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Republican Kay Ivey has defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. in his bid for a fourth term, completing a stunning GOP sweep.

Ivey is finishing her second term as state treasurer. She didn't immediately claim victory and Folsom didn't concede, but the size of her lead made it impossible for Folsom to catch up, based on the unofficial count.

It was a clean victory for Republicans in seven other races for constitutional offices.

Republican Luther Strange is the new state attorney general.

In other Republican victories: John McMillian was elected agriculture commissioner; voters re-elected State Auditor Samantha Shaw; Secretary of State Beth Chapman won another term; Young Boozer was elected state treasurer; and Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh and Terry Dunn won seats on the Public Service Commission, ousting incumbent Democrats. 

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