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Mapping the election: Why Padden’s ahead

This is a map of the votes in the 4th Legislative District for state Senate, based on the Nov. 8 count (Jim Camden)
This is a map of the votes in the 4th Legislative District for state Senate, based on the Nov. 8 count (Jim Camden)

Mike Padden, a former legislatore and district judge, is running ahead of businessman and incumbent Sen. Jeff Baxter in most of the 4th Legislative District's precincts in Tuesday night's count.

He also was able to build up bigger leads. Baxter is not ahead in any precinct by more than 35 votes. Padden  has margins that reach above 100 votes.

Next count: Late Wednesday afternoon.




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Jim Camden
Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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