Trying to keep supporters spirits up after early results favored his opponent State Senator Nathan Schlicher tells the crowd he's very close during the election night party for held at the McCormick Woods Golf Course in Port Orchard Tuesday 11/5/13. Schlicher, who was appointed as the successor to former 26th. Dist. state Sen. Derek Kilmer, appeared to be running behind Rep. state Rep. Jan Angel early in the evening.
Dean J. Koepfler / Staff Photographer
DEAN J. KOEPFLER — staff photographer
Washington state Legislative District 26 Democratic candidate Nathan Schlicher said he is thrilled with Tuesday nights results and hopeful the race will ultimately turn in his favor.
Schlicher, who was currently down almost 3 percent to Republican opponent Jan Angel, said he expected it to be close.
"To be within 700 votes with 20,000 still to count we have to be thrilled, Schlicher said. "We are hopeful that Kitsap comes up to where we expect it."