(Salem, OR) -- Democratic candidate for governor Tina Kotek is emerging victorious over Republican candidate Christine Drazan. The Washington Post and the Oregonian both projected Kotek as the winner last night after new ballot counts showed her leading with 47-percent of the vote. Drazan follows with 43-point-five-percent. More than 85-percent of the state's ballots have now been counted. Drazan has issued a statement saying she wants to see more votes counted before she responds.