UPDATED: Becker beaten in House District 104; sixth moderate incumbent to lose in primary


(Updated to include Waggoner comment, background on campaign)

Conservative Hutchinson businessman Paul Waggoner on Thursday defeated moderate state Rep. Steve Becker after provisional ballots were tallied in Reno County.

Waggoner beat Becker by just nine votes, receiving 2,045 votes to 2,036 for the incumbent. Waggoner led by just five votes before the provisional ballots were counted. There's no Democratic candidate on the general election ballot.

"I am just very humbled," Waggoner said after provisional ballots were counted.

It was not immediately known whether Becker would ask for a recount. The deadline for making that decision is Friday . . .


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