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Latest election results from Clark County, Washington show an incumbent hanging on in a tight County Commissioner's race. Marc Boldt is now in second place. That means he'll advance to the general election in November.

Boldt faced challenges on several fronts this summer. The County Republican party's new leadership censured him for taking stances they considered too centrist. And local businessman David Madore ran a highly critical campaign. Madore's a frequent critic of the Columbia River Crossing project. If elected, he says he'd be in step with another incumbent.

"Tom Mielke is the most like-minded with my values. Tom is the fellow who's the odd man out right now, he can't get a second to his motions," says Madore.

The two are separated by just 336 votes.

There may be more ballots yet to count, but elections officials weren't available to say how many.

Roman Battan, a Democrat from Camas, came in third, just 173 votes behind Boldt. Former Vancouver Councilman Pat Campbell was in fourth place.

This story originally appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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