Skip to comments.Outcome Uncertain in 8 House Races
Posted on 11/10/2006 1:08:13 PM PST by madison10
Eight House races remain without winners after Tuesday's election, with Republican incumbents in tight contests to keep their seats and state officials not rushing to end the dispute.
Rep. Deborah Pryce, a member of the House Republican leadership, is ahead in her central Ohio race by 3,536 votes. In the Columbus, Ohio- area, elections officials are delaying the count of more than 9,000 provisional ballots by one day so it doesn't disrupt the much-vaulted Ohio State-Michigan football game on Nov. 18.
Elections officials in that district will start counting Nov. 19.
Ohio Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt, who called Democratic Rep. John Murtha a coward, is ahead of her challenger by 2,862 votes. Rep. Barbara Cubin, who threatened to slap her wheelchair-bound Libertarian opponent after a debate, is ahead by fewer than a thousand votes in her Wyoming contest.
Of the eight uncalled races, only one _ Joe Courtney's challenge to Republican Rep. Rob Simmons in Connecticut _ gives a Democratic challenger the lead. In that race, Courtney is ahead by a scant 166 votes. Almost a quarter of a million votes were cast.
A Thursday recount in Hebron, Conn., gave Simmons one more vote. Recounts were scheduled in 74 other towns through the weekend.
In Florida, a recount is set to begin Wednesday in Rep. Katherine Harris' former district. Republican Vern Buchanan has a 373-vote lead and has declared victory over Democrat Christine Jennings. The Associated Press has declared Buchanan the winner.
In Georgia, first-term Democratic Rep. John Barrow, facing a rematch against former Republican Rep. Max Burns, leads by fewer than 600 votes.
In Washington state, the count in a suburban Seattle district was delayed by heavy flooding, leaving incumbent Republican Rep. Dave Reichert ahead of challenger Darcy Burner three days after voting ended.
Other races that remain undecided include North Carolina Rep. Robin Hayes' campaign against Larry Kissell, separated by 449 votes; and New Mexico Rep. Heather Wilson's race, where Democrat Patricia Madrid trails by about 1,600 votes.
Anyone notice that the dems aren't conceding gracefully like the republicans did?
Yeah, but eight seats aren't going to make a difference in majority.
Yeah, but even if we got all eight of these in the House, they would still have the majority. Right?
"Much vaulted". Must be an Ohio State grad.
Eight seats is better than nothing. :)
I though JD Hayworth was waiting for some ballots to be counted also.
Democrats will do anything, say anything and act downright nasty in order to win.
The MSM packages it for them and...voila!...they win.
I wouldn't wanna miss the Michigan OSU game
Especially if you are looking at overriding a veto.
Republicans cheated! Diebold machines!
Nice to see they have their priorities straight. Go Blue.
Exactly...the smaller the difference between the parties..the more the chances of bills getting passed that the GOP like...there usually are some cross-over votes.
Yep, but it would make it easier on us to regain the majority the next time around if we're defending these seats, not trying to pick them up.
Until the first domestic terror attack, when their constituents insist that they switch parties and put the grown-ups back in charge.
WWWWWWOOHHOOOOOOO and JD Hayworth seat still not resolved. I always felt it would be mid December before this was all settled.
If the Liberals can't legitimately steal an election, they call foul.
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