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      Primary election: DeMarco, Palmer in runoff for GOP nod in Alabama's 6th District

      State legislator Paul DeMarco, left, and policy analyst Gary Palmer will be in a runoff for the Republican nomination in Alabama's 6th congressional district.
      MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State legislator Paul DeMarco and policy analyst Gary Palmer will be in a runoff for the Republican nomination in Alabama's 6th congressional district.{}{} {}DeMarco is a state representative from Homewood and the chair of the influential Judiciary Committee. In a seven-person race he held a double-digit lead over Palmer, the founder of the Alabama Policy Institute.{}{} {}The two will be in a runoff July 15 for the GOP nomination to replace retiring Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus, the longest-serving member of Alabama's congressional delegation.{}{} {}Other contenders included state Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale; surgeon Chad Mathis; and business executive Will Brooke. Mattress company owner Tom Vigneulle and retired attorney Rob Shattuck trailed badly.{}{} {}All seven candidates portrayed themselves as conservatives who would oppose the policies of President Barack Obama.
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