Counts still under way in 5 House races
AP - Details on House races in which the outcome remained undecided Tuesday:
• Georgia, 12th District: First-term Democratic Rep. John Barrow defeated Republican former Rep. Max Burns (news, bio, voting record) by 864 votes in results certified Wednesday. Burns has until Friday to demand a recount.
• New Mexico, 1st District: Republican Rep. Heather Wilson (news, bio, voting record) led Democrat Patricia Madrid by fewer than 1,500 votes out of more than 200,000 cast. Officials disqualified 845 ballots Wednesday, leaving about 2,500 to be counted.
• North Carolina, 8th District: Rep. Robin Hayes (news, bio, voting record), a Republican, led Democrat Larry Kissell by about 450 votes. About 1,500 provisional ballots remained to be counted. Final results aren't expected until Friday.
• Ohio, 2nd District: Rep. Jean Schmidt, a Republican who called decorated Vietnam veteran Rep. John Murtha (news, bio, voting record) a coward, was ahead of Democrat Victoria Wulsin by about 2,800 votes. Workers were to begin counting provisional and absentee ballots next week.
• Ohio, 15th District: Rep. Deborah Pryce (news, bio, voting record), a member of the House Republican leadership, leads Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy by 3,536 votes. Thousands of provisional ballots will be counted beginning Sunday — a day later than normal in deference to the Ohio State-Michigan football game Saturday.
• Wyoming, 1st District: Republican Rep. Barbara Cubin (news, bio, voting record) was certified Wednesday as the winner over Democrat Gary Trauner by 1,012 votes.
• In addition, Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record), D-La., the subject of an FBI bribery investigation, will face fellow Democrat Karen Carter in a Dec. 9 runoff, and Rep. Henry Bonilla (news, bio, voting record), R-Texas, will face Democratic former Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (news, bio, voting record) in a yet-unscheduled runoff to happen no sooner than Dec. 12.
• In Florida, a first recount was completed Tuesday in the contest for the seat Rep. Katherine Harris (news, bio, voting record) gave up to make her failed Senate run. The Associated Press has declared a winner in that race: Republican Vern Buchanan, who leads Democrat Christine Jennings by about 400 votes, or less than 0.02 percent.
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