It Looks Like Busby Has Prevailed
I have just received word from folks on the ground in Jackson county that they are set to certify Charles Busby the winner in the hotly contested HD 111 battle. I don’t have the final numbers, but was told that he defeated Brandon Jones by 35 votes. A win here for the GOP would basically guarantee that the Republicans will have a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time since the 1800s.
In a press release, House Democrats said they aren’t conceding that they have lost yet, but the numbers aren’t looking good for them and it would take a miracle of absentee ballots and affidavits to go their way to hang on. The AP obviously hasn’t called HD 111 yet, but have also not called likely GOP pickups in HD 28, HD 93, and HD 121, which is probably why the Democrats are holding out hope. I have heard of issues in HD 28, but not in HD 93 and HD 121 so I don’t understand why they can’t call those.