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Manatee Co. Commission primary decided by 4 votes

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BRADENTON- A daylong recount is over in Manatee County for County Commissioner District 2.

Tuesday's Democratic primary election ended with a five-vote difference for two of the candidates: Charles Smith and incumbent, Michael Gallen.

After a recount that began at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, election officials declared Smith the winner by four votes.

Smith will face write-in candidate Troy Thomas in the Nov. 4th General Election.