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Both Bean and Walsh head to D.C.

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The 8th congressional district race remains undecided, but both candidates in the race say they’re heading to Washington D.C.

U.S. Representative Melissa Bean says she’s going back to the capitol on Monday to continue working. She’d hoped the congressional race would’ve been decided by now, but some election officials say they won’t take up counting absentee ballots until November 16th.

Bean says it’s “entirely possible” she’ll hold on to her seat.

“With every count the tally has narrowed and the gap has narrowed and roughly 70 percent of the absentee of the ballots counted since election day have been cast in my favor which is what’s contributing to that reduction,” Bean said.

Meanwhile, Republican candidate Joe Walsh says he’ll be heading to D.C. on Monday, too, for freshmen orientation. Walsh leads by more than 300 votes. He says he’s confident he’ll continue to hold on to that lead.

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