With about two-thirds of the votes counted, the early results of Thursday's primary voting for key state Senate races appeared to include victories for one controversial incumbent and one newcomer.
Incumbent Mark J. Grisanti was leading Kevin T. Stocker in the Republican primary for the 60th Senate district with a 60 percent to 40 percent margin, with about 70 percent of the vote tallied.
In the Democratic primary for the same Senate district, Michael L. Amodeo, a Hamburg attorney, was leading veteran county lawmaker Charles M. Swanick and Alfred T. Coppola, with about 58 percent of the vote, with three-quarters of the votes tallied.
Also, in the 63rd Senate district, results for Timothy Kennedy and Betty Jean Grant were too close to call, with each candidate tallying about 50 percent of the vote with 88 percent of the vote counted.