Some 546,000 ballots remain to be counted in Washington state, but in the congressional races, long-time incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers defeated Democrat Lisa Brown 56 percent to 44 percent to retain the 5th District seat.
Washington’s 8th District flipped blue, as Democrat Kim Schrier defeated Republican Dino Rossi 53 percent to 47 percent. Schrier replaces Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, who is retiring after more than a decade. Schrier’s win was one of many across the country that helped Democrats take control of the U.S. House.
In the 3rd Congressional District, Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler held off Democrat Carolyn Long 52 percent to 48 percent.
Incumbent U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell won election to a 4th term, beating Republican Susan Hutchison with just under 59 percent of the vote.
Washington Supreme Court Justice Steve Gonzalez retained his seat on the bench, beating challenger Nathan Choi 68 percent to 32 percent. (WA Secretary of State’s Office)