Legislative candidate Winston Taylor has thrown in the towel in his 96th District Democratic primary race.
Initial results from the March primary showed Taylor trailing Sue Scherer by 69 votes. Taylor sought a discovery recount of certain precincts in Macon and Christian Counties to see if there was enough indication of vote discrepancies to warrant a full recount. But now Taylor acknowledges that he came up short in the race.
Scherer, who had the backing of House Speaker Mike Madigan, will face Rochester businessman Dennis Shackelford in the November general election.