The first in our list of Top 10 congressional races to watch — the matchup between No. 4 ranking GOP Rep. Deborah Pryce and Columbus county commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy — already three weeks into overtime is now headed to a recount.
The four-member Franklin County Board of Elections certified final vote totals that gave Pryce the victory in the 15th Congressional District over Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy by 1,054 votes, a net loss of 2,482 from Pryce's unofficial election-night count.
The official margin, however, is within the one-half-of-one-percent range required for an automatic recount.
Whatever the outcome, Pryce has already been knocked down a peg. She's removed herself from her her post in the party leadership.