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Incumbent Kenny Marchant Holds Off Grant Stinchfield

Marchant declared the winner with 69 percent of the vote

By Frank Heinz
|  Tuesday, May 29, 2012  |  Updated 9:39 PM CDT
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Incumbent Marchant Holds Off Stinchfield

Kenny Marchant

Kenny Marchant

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With 5 percent of the precincts reporting and 69 percent of the vote, Kenny Marchant has been nominated as the Republican candidate for the 24th District with the U.S. House of Representatives, according to the Associated Press.

Marchant's opponent, former NBC 5 reporter Grant Stinchfield, tallied 6,719 votes as of 9 p.m. -- or 31 percent. See latest results here.

Marchant, of Coppell, has held the seat in the 24th Congressional District since 2004.  Prior to that he was a state representative in the Texas legislature for 17 years.

Before that, Marchant served as the mayor of Carrollton and on the city council.

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