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Vote-splitting not an issue in Prince George-Mackenzie

It’s shaping up to be a two-horse race in the Prince George-Mackenzie riding.

With the deadline to file candidate nomination papers at 1 p.m. today, only incumbent Liberal candidate Mike Morris and New Democrat challenger Bobby Deepak have put their names forward.

The two faced each other in the 2013 election campaign.

In Prince George-Valemount, unless things change in the next few hours, voters will have three choices: Incumbent Liberal candidate Shirley Bond, New Democrat Natalie Fletcher, and Green Party candidate Nan Kendy.

In Nechako Lakes, incumbent Liberal John Rustad is being challenged by New Democrat Anne Marie Sam, and Libertarian Jon Rempel.

In Cariboo North, Liberal Coralee Oakes is being challenged by New Democrat Scott Elliott and Conservative Tony Goulet.

In Cariboo Chilcotin, incumbent Liberal Donna Barnett is being challenged by New Democrat Sally Watson and Green Party candidate Rita Helen Giesbrecht.

In the North Coast riding, incumbent New Democrat Jennifer Rice is being challenged by Liberal Herb Pond and Green Party candidate Hondo Arendt.

The Skeena riding is also shaping up to be a two-person race between New Democrat Bruce Alan Bidgood and Liberal Ellis Ross.

In Stikine, incumbent New Democrat Bruce Donaldson is being challenged by Liberal Wanda Good and Christian Heritage Party candidate Rod Taylor.

In Peace River North, five people are in the running – Liberal Dan Davies, New Democrat Rob Demsey and independents Bob Fedderly, Rob Fraser, and Jeff Richert.

Peace River South is shaping up to be another two-person race with incumbent Liberal Mike Bernie being challenged by New Democrat Stephanie Goudie.

The deadline for candidates to file their nomination papers is 1 p.m. today (April 18).

British Columbians go to the polls May 9.

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