"On behalf of Republican unity for November, I am willing to forget all about it and endorse her for the November election and get on with it," Mays said. "But she does not seem to want to do that."
A party official said that after hearing from both candidates, the committee was expected to reach a tentative decision Friday night, which would then have to be approved by the party's executive committee and legal advisers.
Allen will face Democrat Ken LeBlanc and Libertarian Brian Schar in the November election.
Times staff writer Matt Lait contributed to this report.
Vote Count Continues
About 8,000 absentee ballots in Orange County are still to be counted in four close races from Tuesday's primary election. About 6,000 absentee ballots in San Diego County also remain to be tabulated and could alter the final tally in the 73rd Assembly District, which overlaps both counties. The latest totals:
67TH ASSEMBLY, REPUBLICANS
Votes Percentage Doris Allen 18,258 40.4 Tom Mays 17,812 39.5 Nolan Frizzelle 9,087 20.1
73RD ASSEMBLY, REPUBLICANS
Votes Percentage Bill Morrow 11,036 25.4 Patricia C. Bates 10,170 23.5 C. Lewis 6,718 15.5 Mike Eggers 5,249 12.1 Iris Swanson 3,268 7.5 S.E. Samuel Williamson 3,259 7.5 Bill Jay 2,688 6.2 Carlos F. Negrete 1,012 2.3
BOARD OF EDUCATION, AREA 1
Votes Percentage Felix Rocha Jr. 16,294 34.3 Roger W. Belgen 16,262 34.2 Richard F. Avard 14,937 31.5
DANA POINT CITY COUNCIL
Votes Percentage Judy Curreri 4,086 24.2 William L. Ossenmacher 3,722 22.0 Bill Bamattre 3,706 21.9 Ernie Nelson 3,521 20.8 John D. Bowler 986 5.9 Christopher L. Booker 881 5.2
\o7 Source: Orange and San Diego registrars of voters \f7