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Final legislative recounts go to GOP

OLYMPIA — Three recounts of West Side legislative races were completed Friday and Republicans held on to win all three of them, defeating incumbent Democrats in each case.

Hans Zeiger finished ahead of House Democratic Caucus Chairwoman Dawn Morrell by 30 votes after Morrell picked up 17 votes in the recount.

Vincent Buys finished 149 votes ahead of Rep. Kelli Linville, the House Ways and Means chairwoman, after Linville collected five votes in the recount.

Steve Litzow beat Sen. Randy Gordon by 92 votes after Gordon gained two votes in that recount.

Line up for the Legislature when the session starts in January: 56 Democrats, 42 Republicans in the House of Representatives; 27 Democrats, 22 Republicans in the Senate.

There were  no recounts in Spokane County


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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


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