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Congressional Incumbents Win In E. Washington And N. Idaho

Jeremy Burnham

Eastern Washington and north Idaho voters sent their existing Congressional representatives back to the nation’s capital.

In Washington’s Fifth District, Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers won 59% of the vote in defeating Democrat Dave Wilson.

McMorris Rodgers won her ninth term by mostly projecting a positive view of the future. Here’s part of her victory speech from Election Night.

“This is truly an historic night for America, but also the world, as we renew our commitment to upholding the promise of America, choosing hope over fear, choosing freedom over socialism and protecting the American way of life," McMorris Rodgers said.

Republican Dan Newhouse easily won another term as Washington’s Fourth Congressional representative.

In Idaho, Republican Jim Risch won another term as Senator. Fellow Republicans Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson won additional terms as Idaho’s representatives in the U.S. House.