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Incumbent Myriam Irizarry squeaks out victory to remain on Pinellas County bench

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Myriam Irizarry appears to have won a narrow victory over former state Rep. Dwight Dudley to retain the judicial seat she won last year by appointment. Irizarry polled about 78,575 votes, or about 50.38 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. Dudley was about 0.76 percent behind with 77,382 votes. That’s far enough behind to avoid a recount. But there were still some provisional ballots out late Tuesday night, although it does not appear that there were enough to…

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