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Lisa Brown takes lead in late vote counts here


November 15, 2018

Spokane Democrat Lisa Brown, who gained ground on Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers in successive Whitman County ballot counts, broke out into a lead Tuesday night with the ballot count now at 16,079.

Brown, who has already conceded the win to McMorris Rodgers after a defeat overall in the Fifth Congressional District, now has a 320-vote lead over the incumbent in Whitman County for a total of just more than 51 percent.

The count Tuesday now has Brown with 8,077 votes in the county, and McMorris Rodgers has 7,757.

Brown trailed by 148 votes after a count of 3,222 more ballots Friday.


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