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Five votes separate Manatee County commission candidates

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BRADENTON, Fla. -- In Manatee County a recount began Thursday morning in the race for County Commissioner District 2.

Tuesday's primary election ended with a five-vote difference for two of the candidates. Charles Smith received 1029 votes, while Michael Gallen got 1024 votes.

The Manatee County Canvassing Board started the recount at 10am Thursday morning at the Supervisor of Elections office in Bradenton.

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