Stale Shelby County primaries in rear-view mirror, but delicious August ballot on the horizon

We're going to have a longish post before noon wrapping up the Shelby County primary -- looking at key races, breaking down the numbers, explaining what happened and, with some eagerness, looking ahead to August.

If you haven't already, check out our deadline-written stories from last night. And please, jump into the comments fray and infuse them with some much-needed insight and intelligence.

Joe Ford's victory in the Democratic mayoral primary wasn't necessarily a surprise, but as his counterpart, Republican winner Mark Luttrell pointed out, the margin of victory was. As most expected, it's Randy Wade (D) vs. Bill Oldham for county sheriff. We now know 12 of the 13 county commissioners for Sept. 2010 - Sept. 2014. And down-ballot races for clerkships, Trustee and Register are now set.

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