Runner-up replaces winner in GOP Senate race

07/24/2014 2:41 PM

07/24/2014 2:43 PM

The winning candidate in the Republican primary for Senate District 22 will be replaced by the runner-up, who managed to get the winner disqualified because he didn’t live in the district, which covers parts of Durham, Person and Caswell counties.

Herman Joubert has been chosen by GOP officials to take the place of Douglas Holmes as the Republican facing state Sen. Mike Woodard, a Durham Democrat, in November.

Joubert had filed a complaint with the Caswell County Board of Elections accompanied by documentation that Holmes didn’t live in Chapel Hill as he claimed but in Fayetteville. The board investigated and disqualified Holmes.

The Caswell Messenger reported Joubert’s selection on Wednesday.

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