Update: With early voting and eight precinct results in for Douglas County, challengers Jim Wheeler and Barry Penzel were leading in their respective races in early and absentee voting.
Wheeler has 2,182 votes to Assemblyman Kelly Kite's 1,743 votes. Gary Schmidt is trailing with 1,155 votes. Douglas County is not the only jurisdiction in the Assembly race.
Because there is an Independent American running in the Assembly race, the winner of the Republican primary will be the only person going on to the general election.
Challenger Penzel is leading District 5 commissioner Mike Olson 2,220 votes to 1,856, with 735 …