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District 8 contender wins nomination weeks after wife's death

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Steve Livingston said he had to face multiple challenges in the race. Steve Livingston said he had to face multiple challenges in the race.
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A State Representative looking for a promotion to the Senate is licking his wounds following the result of Tuesday's primary.

Todd Greeson was upset by Steve Livingston; both men were looking to replace outgoing Senator Shadrack McGill, who is not seeking another term come November.

It was a tough road for Livingston, who had recently lost his wife. His promise to her to continue on has paid off, and he has gained another ally in his bid for the Senate.

Livingston said voters really resonated with his message of bringing jobs and better education to the area. It was his first run at a state political office, and he admits dealing with such a large territory is a challenge.

He said there were also political challenges he had to face.

"A voter dumped $200,000 in cash into my opponent's campaign," Livingston said. I would say that's a substantial role. Crossovers; I think Jackson County had a record vote and a record Republican vote."

Livingston said he received a call Wednesday morning from Greeson, who is pledging his support in the November general election.

Steve Livingston will face Democrat Horace Clemmons in November. Clemmons beat Randy Money by a 57-43 margin Tuesday night.

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