By Kayla Carter
Some Carter County candidates were rushing into the Election Commission office this week to ensure they made the qualifying deadline.
At noon Thursday, Election Commission Administrator Tracy Harris finalized the candidate lists for the May Republican Primary and August General Election candidates.
Since about two weeks ago, the number of qualified candidates has more than doubled, growing to a final tally of 101.
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