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State Democrats hold edge in House, Senate

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Nov. 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm |
November 4, 2010 3:15 pm

The numbers keep changing but Washington Democrats are still holding onto a 55-43 majority in the House and 27-22 edge in the Senate after Tuesday’s vote. If that outcome holds up it means a loss of six Democratic seats in the House and four in the Senate – and counting.

A number of races remain very close and could conceivably switch to the Republican side by the week’s end. In the 44th district Senate race, for instance, Democratic Sen. Steve Hobbs is leading Republican Dave Schmidt by just 93 votes, and in the 25th House race, Democratic Rep. Dawn Morrell of Puyallup was up by just 16 votes over Republican Hans Zeiger of Sumner.

Whatever happens with additional vote counts tonight and Friday, it appears unlikely Democrats would lose their majority in either chamber.

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