New Count Tips Lead To Dems In Heated NC House Race
A high-profile legislative race that has been too close to call now appears to favor the Democratic challenger, a potential win that would mean defeat for a powerful committee member.
It’s a contest pitting Republican state representative Bill Brawley against Democrat Rachel Hunt.
The race in the 103rd District was one of the state’s most expensive for a General Assembly seat. Brawley’s a leader on the House finance committee. Hunt is the daughter of four-term governor Jim Hunt.
Brawley had a 52-vote lead after election night, but additional counting now gives Hunt a small lead. Provisional and additional absentee ballots will be counted this week.
Democrats won at least eight additional House seats Tuesday, ending the GOP's veto-proof majority in the chamber. Republicans still will have the most seats.