State Senate District 26 Democratic primary heads to runoff

State Senate District 26 Democratic primary heads to runoff
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Democratic primary for state Senate District 26 is heading to a runoff.

Six Democrats were on the ballot in Tuesday’s special primary election. No one got 50 percent of the vote, meaning there will be a runoff for the two top vote-getters. They are state Rep. Kirk Hatcher and John Knight, who used to serve in the Legislature.

The runoff will be on Dec. 15.

The runoff winner will be up against Republican William Greene in a special general election on March 2.

The District 26 Senate seat was formerly held by state Sen. David Burkette. The seat opened up after Burkette resigned and pleaded guilty to a campaign violation.

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