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GOP Ballot Breakdown

Anita Kumar

Three days after the state Republican convention, we finally have gotten our hands on the vote totals of the more than 10,000 delegates Saturday.

In the closest race, Sen. Ken Cuccinelli II of Fairfax garnered 57 percent of the vote to become his party's nominee for attorney general. He defeated former federal prosecutor John Brownlee, who received 37 percent, and David M. Foster, former chairman of the Arlington County School Board, who received six percent.

Cuccinelli, who will face Del. Stephen C. Shannon (D-Fairfax) in November, won with surprising ease. The hard-fought attorney general contest was widely expected to go to a second, maybe third, ballot but Cuccinelli secured the 50 percent he needed to win on the first try.

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling amassed 84 percent of the vote in his re-election bid over challenger Alexandria lawyer Patrick Muldoon. Bolling will face either former state finance secretary Jody Wagner or Michael Signer, a national security expert, in November.

Pat Mullins, a longtime Fairfax County GOP leader tapped by the party's governing board to serve as interim state leader, received 70 percent of the vote over Bill Stanley, the Franklin County party chairman, to remain the party's leader.

The men who came in second and third place asked delegates to nominate the winners by acclamation, which means vote results were not announced Saturday.

By Anita Kumar  |  June 2, 2009; 6:37 PM ET
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