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Rep. Kim Schrier defends Washington House seat from GOP challenger

Rep. Kim Schrier defends Washington House seat from GOP challenger
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Rep. Kim SchrierKimberly (Kim) Merle SchrierDemocrats point fingers on whether Capitol rioters had inside help Rep. Kim Schrier defends Washington House seat from GOP challenger House approves .2T COVID-19 relief bill as White House talks stall MORE (D) on Tuesday was projected to defend her House seat representing Washington’s 8th Congressional District from Republican challenger Jesse Jensen.

The Associated Press called the race at 10:46 p.m. EDT.

Schrier, 52, was elected for her second term representing the district in western Washington after winning against Jensen, a former Army captain and a former Amazon manager.

In 2018, the former pediatrician flipped the traditionally Republican district to help the Democrats gain control of the House. She defeated former Republican state Sen. Dino Rossi, who ran to replace former Rep. Dave ReichertDavid (Dave) George ReichertRep. Kim Schrier defends Washington House seat from GOP challenger Washington Rep. Kim Schrier wins primary Mail ballot surge places Postal Service under spotlight MORE (R-Wash.), who retired.

The nonpartisan Cook Political Report categorized the race as “likely Democrat” before the election.