Democrats in the U.S. state of Washington say hand recount results from one county give its candidate a narrow victory in the November governor's race.

The Washington Democratic Party chairman told reporters Tuesday that recount results from King County give Democrat Christine Gregoire an eight-vote victory over Republican Dino Rossi. King County has not confirmed the recount total, and Republicans say they are awaiting the formal results.

Mr. Rossi won the first count by 261 votes, then won a machine recount by 42 votes out of nearly three million cast.

Some information for this report provided by AP.