Republican Steve Hailey has a significant lead in the race for state representative over Democrat Caitlin Ross.
With 18,734 votes counted, Hailey has 11,562 votes (61.7 percent) to Ross' 7,172 votes.
Hailey and Ross are running to replace Republican State Rep. Don Cox, who is retiring.
Early returns out of Whitman County gave Republican Michael Largent a 908-vote lead in the race for the District 3 seat on the Whitman County commission over Democrat Nathan Weller.
With 8,066 votes counted Tuesday, Largent received 4,180 votes to Weller's 3,272.
The returns represent 45 percent of the registered voters in Whitman County. County election supervisor Debbie Hooper said the Auditor's Office received 2,000 mail-in balltos today, which will be counted and the numbers released Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. The office expect to receive another 2,000 in the coming days.
In the race for county auditor, incumbent Eunice Coker had a lead of 1,747 votes over Democratic challenger Nathan Horter.
Coker, a Republican, had received 4,726 votes as of Tuesday night. Horter's vote count on Tuesday was 2,979.
In the race for Washington's U.S. Senate seat, The Associated Press is reporting that incumbent U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell has defeated Republican challenger Mike McGavick.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
"WHITMAN COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS Largent holds lead in county commission race"
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