AP: DelBene wins Wash. 1st District

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 1:57 PM

SEATTLE - Democrat Suzan DelBene beat Republican John Koster in Washington's most contested congressional race.

Spanning from the suburbs of King County to the Canadian border in Whatcom County, the sprawling 1st Congressional District was seen as a toss-up throughout the election.

DelBene, a former Microsoft executive, defeated a group of Democrats in the primary to face Koster, who faced little opposition from his own party. DelBene used more than $2 million of her own money in the campaign.

After the 2010 Census, Washington gained a congressional seat. The state now has 10.
 

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