Hubbard overcomes attack ads to win House District 79 GOP race - WRBL

Hubbard overcomes attack ads to win House District 79 GOP race

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Hubbard thanks his family for all their support Hubbard thanks his family for all their support
Toomer called Hubbard to congratulate him after the results were announced Toomer called Hubbard to congratulate him after the results were announced
AUBURN, Ala. -

State House Speaker Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) has claimed victory in state House District 79 race.

Hubbard won about 60% of the vote in Lee County, beating local businessman Sandy Toomer 2,931 to 1,934. Hubbard has represented the district since 1998 and has been Speaker of the House since 2010. He celebrated his victory in his home with friends and family Tuesday night.

“It's very gratifying,” said Hubbard. “I have a lot of confidence in the electorate, I’m very proud of this district and the people here and I have a lot of thanks to give over the next few weeks.”

After Sandy Toomer conceded, he called and congratulated Hubbard.

“He won fair and square” said Toomer. “I congratulated him and wished him the best.”

Both candidates say they’re glad the election is over, saying the negative and relentless attack ads surrounding the campaigns were exhausting.

“This is the toughest election I’ve ever had,” said Hubbard. “I know there was a lot of fatigue out there among the voters, they were sick and tired of the all negatives.”

Hubbard will now face Democratic candidate Shirley Scott-Harris in the November general election.

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