• More counting puts Hunt ahead in North Carolina House race

    By: Joe Bruno

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The counting of more ballots in an extremely close North Carolina legislative race now has the daughter of a former governor leading a chairman of a powerful House committee.

    Democrat Rachel Hunt is 64 votes ahead of Republican Rep. Bill Brawley (19,102 to 19,038).after more absentee ballots received by Mecklenburg County were counted Friday. Brawley had a 52-vote lead after election night. Provisional and more absentee ballots will be counted next week.

    [LINK: Election Results]

    (Hunt, Brawley)

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    Hunt and Brawley competed in one of this fall's most expensive and prominent legislative races. Hunt's father is four-term Gov. Jim Hunt. Brawley is a top leader on the House Finance Committee.

    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.

    If there is a tie, there will be another election.

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