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Votes are still being tallied in the race for the 19th district’s state senate seat (Jefferson County).  Incumbent State Senator Tim Shaughnessy has served since 1989.  Republican Bob Heleringer is trying to unseat him.  Heleringer served in the state House for many years but left office after a redistricting.  With a fraction of precincts reporting, Shaughnessy holds a strong lead.