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Goolsby beats Butler in NC Senate District 9 Race

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - In what was possibly one of the most heated races in the state, Republican incumbent Thom Goolsby has beat Democratic challenger Deborah Butler in the State Senate District 9 race.

This race gained national attention after Butler released an ad accusing Goolsby of supporting legislation requiring women to use a transvaginal wand before getting an abortion.

The two combined to raise more than $600,000 of campaign funds.

Goolsby earned 45,179 votes, or 54 percent, while Butler earned 38,631 votes, or 46 percent.

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