State Senator Bill Haine easily won re-election in the 56th District by defeating Mike Babcock with nearly 60-percent of the vote.  Haine says a key issue in the campaign was the state income tax increase which is scheduled to expire at the end of 2014:


Haine says he ran this campaign just as he's run his previous campaigns for public office, by being himself:

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State Senate winners in contested races, in addition to Haine, are Andy Manar in the 48th District, Kyle McCarter in the 54th District, and James Clayborne in the 57th District.

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