15 November 2006

House of Representatives update

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
The great blue wave that swept Republicans out of Congress from coast to coast wasn't enough to sway Seattle's ticket-splitting suburbs.

Republican Rep. Dave Reichert, a freshman who barely won in 2004, held on to his seat in another close race by defeating Democratic neophyte Darcy Burner, a former Microsoft Corp. manager.

Reichert's lead grew to 5,767 votes on Tuesday, or 51.3 percent to Burner's 48.7 percent. Overall, 220,083 votes had been counted in the race.

From the Associated Press via Yahoo! News:

  • Georgia, 12th District: First-term Democratic Rep. John Barrow led Republican former Rep. Max Burns by fewer than 900 votes. An automatic recount is likely once results are certified, which is expected Wednesday.
  • New Mexico, 1st District: Republican Rep. Heather Wilson led Democrat Patricia Madrid by fewer than 1,500 votes out of more than 200,000 cast, with about 3,700 ballots remaining to be qualified and tallied.
  • North Carolina, 8th District: Rep. Robin Hayes, a Republican, led Democrat Larry Kissell by about 450 votes. About 1,500 provisional ballots remained to be counted. Final results aren't expected until Friday.
  • Ohio, 2nd District: Rep. Jean Schmidt, a Republican who called decorated Vietnam veteran Rep. John Murtha a coward, was ahead of Democrat Victoria Wulsin by about 2,800 votes. Workers were to begin counting provisional and absentee ballots next week.
  • Ohio, 15th District: Rep. Deborah Pryce, a member of the House Republican leadership, leads Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy race by 3,536 votes. Thousands of provisional ballots will be counted beginning Sunday — a day later than normal in deference to the Ohio State-Michigan football game Saturday.
  • Wyoming, 1st District: Republican Rep. Barbara Cubin led Democrat Gary Trauner by about 1,000 votes in preliminary results that were to be certified Wednesday. Trauner likely would have to request and pay for a recount.
  • In addition, Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., the subject of anFBI bribery investigation, will face fellow Democrat Karen Carter in a Dec. 9 runoff, and Rep. Henry Bonilla, R-Texas, will face Democratic former Rep. Ciro Rodriguez in a yet-unscheduled runoff to happen no sooner than Dec. 12.
  • In Florida, a first recount was completed Tuesday in the contest for the seat Rep. Katherine Harris gave up to make her failed Senate run. The Associated Press has declared a winner in that race: Republican Vern Buchanan, who leads Democrat Christine Jennings by about 375 votes, or less than 0.02 percent.
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