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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 5:15am

Handful Of Statehouse Races Decided Tuesday

Three incumbent lawmakers in Georgia's Statehouse were toppled during primary runoff voting Tuesday.

Unofficial results showed Republican Paulette Braddock winning just over half of the vote against incumbent Rep. Daniel Stout in Paulding County. Stout lost by less than 1 percent of the vote, meaning he could request a recount.

Stout months ago won the House seat vacated by former Speaker Glenn Richardson. He did not return a call seeking comment.

GOP candidate Jason Spencer beat Rep. Cecily Hill by winning 55 percent of the vote to Hill's 45 percent in a district centered around Camden County in southeast Georgia.

A Democratic lawmaker also lost. Pam Dickerson won 54 percent of the vote to 46 percent for Rep. Toney Collins with all precincts reporting. His district covers parts of Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale counties.