BREAKING: Runyon, Stavney have early leads in Eagle County |

BREAKING: Runyon, Stavney have early leads in Eagle County

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Eagle County, CO Colorado
Dominique Taylor/Vail DailyAn unidentified voter casts his vote in the last two hours before the polls close Tuesday at Donovan Pavilion in West Vail. Electoral judges at the West Vail location agreed that voter turn out was much busier in the morning than the evening.

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” With one-third of the votes counted in Eagle County, both Democratic county commissioner candidates held leads.

At around 8:45 p.m., incumbent Commissioner Peter Runyon was leading former Republican county commissioner Dick Gustafson by about 500 votes for the upvalley seat. Runyon had 4,372 votes to Gustafson’s 3,886.

Former Eagle Mayor Jon Stavney, the Democrat, had 4,523 votes to former Avon town councilwoman Debbie Buckley’s 3,692 in the race for the midvalley seat.

In the presidential race, Barack Obama had a big lead, with 5,583 votes to John McCain’s 3,162. The Rocky Mountain News projected Obama had won Colorado and its nine electoral votes.

In the race for Eagle County’s seat in the state House of Representatives, incumbent Democratic Rep. Christine Scanlan had a narrow lead. She had 3,561 votes to Beaver Creek Republican Ali Hasan’s 3,430 votes.

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Scanlan had a bigger lead elsewhere in House District 56. She had State House. She had 58.5 percent of the vote to Hasan’s 41.5 percent with nearly all votes counted there.

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