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VOL. 36 | NO. 33 | Friday, August 17, 2012

GOP panel to hear election challenge in House race

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NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Republican Party is setting up a special panel to hear an election challenge in a legislative primary race.

Shirley Curry, a member of the party's executive committee, is challenging her four-vote loss to incumbent Rep. Vance Dennis of Savannah in House District 71.

State Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney on Monday appointed a subcommittee to hear the dispute this week. A full panel is scheduled to meet about Curry's and any other potential challenges on Sept. 5.

Curry has recused herself from the hearings.

Dennis was first elected to the House in 2008. His district was significantly redrawn in this year's redistricting process.

Seven Republican incumbents in the state House lost their primaries on Aug. 2.