Some House races still wrapping up
by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/21/18, 01:38 pm
The first Republican African-American woman in Congress has lost her reelection bid in Utah, while another tight race in New York also was decided in a Democrat’s favor. In final results posted Tuesday, Rep. Mia Love lost to Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams by just 694 votes in Utah’s suburban 4th District. McAdams’ 0.258-point margin of victory put him just beyond the reach of a recount and follows a trend of Democrats flipping House seats in suburban districts in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. In the race for New York’s 22nd District, absentee ballots are still being counted but Democrat Anthony Brindisi has enough votes to preclude a recount in his battle against incumbent GOP Rep. Claudia Tenney, who has yet to concede. Brindisi has a 1,293-vote lead, Syracuse.com reported, and his victory gives Democrats a net pickup of 39 seats in the House.
In New York’s 27th District, incumbent Republican Rep. Chris Collins narrowly leads Democrat Nate McMurray, with absentee ballots still being tallied. Meanwhile, a recount is underway in the only other outstanding House race, where Republican Rep. Rob Woodall seeks reelection in Georgia’s 7th District and has a lead of fewer than 500 votes over Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux.
UPDATE (5:29 p.m.): Bourdeaux on Wednesday afternoon conceded to Woodall in their race in Georgia.
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Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.