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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

 12:53 AM 

Late night ahead in 8th Senate District

With a mix of wards still out in key GOP and Dem areas, Rep. Sheldon Wasserman is telling his supporters to head home for the night, as it could be a while before the race is decided.

Wasserman led Sen. Alberta Darling 52 percent to 48 percent with 87 percent reporting.

Wasserman field organizer Ilsa Peterson said the wards not yet reporting indicate it will be a close race.

"Almost every way we calculate it, it seems like it will be a couple hundred votes," Patterson said.

Darling was down 60-40 at one point, and given many of the unreported wards are in GOP territory, Darling spokesman John Hogan is optimistic.

"There's a lot out there that's really good for us," Hogan said.

-- By David Wise

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