Murray beats Smiley in Washington’s U.S. Senate race

SPOKANE, Wash. — Incumbent Patty Murray (D) has beaten Tiffany Smiley (R) in the race for U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press.

Currently, Murray has 57% of votes, and Smiley has 43%.

This will be Murray’s sixth term in office.

Smiley conceded to Murray Wednesday night.

ABC and several other news outlets declared Murray the winner nearly half an hour after the ballot drop boxes closed.

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