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Pody wins special election for senate seat
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A special election to determine who would take up the mantle for former State Senator Mae Beavers who resigned to pursue the governor's seat ended Tuesday with State Representative Mark Pody narrowly defeating first-timer Mary Alice Carfi. In the six counties that make up Senatorial District 17, Pody won 5,990 (51.32%) to Carfi’s 5,682 (48.68%).Pody carried Cannon County 467 to 353, Macon 428 to 238, and Wilson 3,641 to 3,561. Carfi carried DeKalb County 579 to 548, Smith County 733 to 716, and Clay 218 to 190.