Democrat Kim Schrier flips Washington House district


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Democrat Kim Schrier flips Washington House district

Democrat Kim Schrier is the first Democrat to win the 8th District.

Polls showed a tight race in the final days of the campaign, though it had been rated as "Lean Democratic" by Cook Political Report.

The Associated Press still had not called the race as of Thursday morning. Schrier had a nearly 6 percentage point lead, according to vote tabulations Wednesday night.

Record numbers of outside advertising made the race one of the most expensive in the country, and the most expensive House race in Washington state history. The district voted for Clinton in 2016, and Democrats outspent Republicans nearly 2 to 1 in looking to flip it this year.

Schrier is the first Democrat to win the district, which has

By: The Hill

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