SPOKANE, Wash. -- Candidates, as well as Washington residents, continue to wait for results in the gubernatorial race.
As of Wednesday evening, Democrat Jay Inslee is holding on to his small lead over Republican Rob McKenna.
Inslee appeared confident at a press conference the morning after the election. While holding off on declaring a win, he announced he’s putting together a transitional team.
“First, I want to bring in people that will bring a breath of fresh air to Olympia. Second, people who have experience in job creation,” he said.
County offices are still counting ballots. More than 500,000 still need to be tallied. Inslee is currently winning with 51 percent of the vote.
McKenna stayed away from cameras Wednesday. His campaign said there’s nothing new to say until more ballots are counted. Aides did say they feel confident McKenna will have a victory.
“When we win, we’ll be ready to bring the real reform that Washington people support,” McKenna said Tuesday night.
A McKenna spokesman said the campaign will speak to the media after more numbers are released late Wednesday.