Dems still looking at gains in Washington Legislature
Democrats will pick up seats in the Washington state Legislature after Tuesday’s election but the exact number remains unclear with a handful of races still too close to call.
In the Senate, party officials were watching several races Friday, including one involving Joe Fain of Auburn, a member of Senate Republican Leadership running for re-election under the cloud of a rape allegation.
Democratic challenger Mona Das extended her lead over Fain on Friday to 548 votes.
In the House, party officials were paying close attention to seven races where Democrats were leading in recent returns.
While Democrats hold most statewide offices in Washington, the political split in the Legislature has been much narrower.