Republican Hans Zeiger took the lead against state Rep. Dawn Morrell in Wednesdays vote counting.
But Zeiger is just 28 votes ahead of Morrell, the House Democratic Caucus chairwoman. The race looks headed for a recount.
With the latest returns, more than 49,500 ballots have been counted in the 25th Legislative District. Pierce County has just 350 more ballots on hand to count, and only a fraction of those are likely to be in the 25th district.