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Close elections in races for state offices

By Associated Press
Published On: Nov 07 2012 12:03:07 AM MST
Updated On: Nov 07 2012 12:07:02 AM MST
Helena Capitol Summer
HELENA, Mont. -

Republican Tim Fox and Pam Bucy were locked in a close battle in the race for Montana attorney general.
Results slowed by long lines caused  by large voter turnout showed Fox with the slimmest of leads, 51-49, late Tuesday night.
It is Fox's second run at the office. He lost in 2008 to incumbent Steve Bullock.
Fox focused much of his campaign around a promise to challenge the national health care law.
Bucy touted her experience as a prosecutor and past work in the attorney general's office. She made it a priority to collect endorsements from local law enforcement agencies.
There are five offices elected statewide that run the Montana Land Board. Republicans made it a priority this election cycle to wrest control of the board from Democrats.