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.


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