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â¢ In the Illinois gubernatorial race, Republican nominee Bill Brady is hoping he can erase Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's 8,300-vote lead from absentee ballots. He has said that he has not yet begun to discuss a recount.
â¢ The apparent Minnesota gubernatorial recount could be a real fun time -- with Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a potential presidential candidate, staying on as governor for some time if it is not resolved by early January.
â¢ Also, as of right now, Sen. Michael Bennet's (D-CO) margin over Republican nominee Ken Buck is beyond the 0.5% that would trigger an automatic recount. The Denver Post has declared Bennet the winner, and he has declared victory, while Buck has not conceded the race.