In South Florida's most bare knuckle state primary, a razor-thin electoral margin kept three former state representatives in suspense throughout the night as they waited to see out who would claim the southeast Broward Senate seat.
Ken Gottlieb, Tim Ryan and Eleanor Sobel all hoped to replace term-limited Senate Democratic Leader Steve Geller, who leaves office after 20 years in the Legislature.
But with less than a few hundred votes separating Gottlieb and Sobel, a potential recount hovered as a real possibility.
While the results rolled in late Tuesday, Sobel, a Broward School Board member, said she was confident about her chances, but said ``we don't want to pat ourselves on the back until it's over.''
The winner of Tuesday's primary faces only a write-in candidate in November, making the victor the likely heir to the Broward state Senate seat that stretches from Hallandale Beach and Hollywood to parts of Plantation, Davie and Cooper City.
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