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FINAL UPDATE: Woodbury congressional candidates soundly defeated

The battle between two former Oakdale mayors ended its first round tUESDAY with Ted Bearth securing more than twice as many votes as the incumbent in the primary race for Washington County Board's District 2.

Bearth topped Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek in voting, 1,420-703, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State's Office. Joseph Delaney Sr. finished the three-way race in last, drawing 417 votes.

The results push Bearth and Pulkrabek through to the general election.

Bearth is a former mayor and City Council member for the city of Oakdale. Pulkrabek is also a former Oakdale mayor.

Also competing in the Tuesday primary was Woodbury resident David Carlson, who was challenging GOP-endorsed candidate Kurt Bills in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

Bills, a Republican state House member from Rosemount, won comfortably, with 51 percent of the vote. Carlson finished with 35 percent of the vote, topping Bob Carney Jr. in the three-way race to challenge U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

Meanwhile, Woodbury resident Ron Seiford lost to fellow Republican Tony Hernandez in the 4th District congressional race.

Hernandez captured 64 percent of the vote to Seiford's 36. Hernandez moves on to challenge U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, DFL-St. Paul - who dominated her two challengers in the Democratic primary - in the November elections.