Another white-knuckle day for Jaime

They'll go back to counting votes today in the Third Congressional District primary in Washington State. The Democrat, Maria Perez, has made it through to the November general election, but the race for the other place on that ballot, between the Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler and the Trump insurgent Joe Kent, is down to a 257-vote margin with more than 183,945 tallied so far. JHB leads Kent, 41,603 to 41,346.

By my amateur calculations, there are about 36,000 votes left to count, of which about 30,000 are in Clark County. JHB is ahead in Clark, 21.8 percent to 19.5 percent. And so if current trends hold, she should beat Kent by about 800, all told. I expect her lead to rebound a bit today after it waffled badly on Thursday and Friday of last week. I don't believe Clark County plans to say anything more until about 5 p.m. today, and they won't be finished until sometime tomorrow.

As the rooster crows this morning, nothing has been decided up there yet.