Four legislative races up in the air

November 5, 2010 

Three House seats and one Senate seat were still up in the air and near recount range after last night's ballot counting: - Democrat Roger Goodman was trailing Kevin Haistings in Kirkland’s 45th district by just 78 votes.

- Democrat Luis Moscoso took a 20-vote lead over Republican Heidi Munson for the 1st district seat that was opened by the retirement of Democratic Rep. Mark Ericks of Bothell.

- Democratic Rep. Dawn Morrell of Puyallup led Republican Hans Zeiger by 100 votes in the 25th district.

- And Democratic Sen. Steve Hobbs of Lake Stevens took a 256-vote lead over Republican Dave Schmidt in the 44th district.

If those results hold up, House Democrats would emerge with a 56-42 majority and Senate Democrats would have a 27-22 majority. Before the election the House Democrats had a 61-37 edge and Senate Democrats were up 31-18.

We'll have more later.

[Updated to correct tentative House majority numbers.]

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