Democrat Sen. Patty Murray wins re-election in Washington state
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The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that Democratic Senator Patty Murray will take a sixth term in Washington. Republicans had high hopes for GOP challenger Tiffany Smiley, but she will not prevail.
Murray, who has held the state's Senate seat since 1992, was originally projected to solidly win. New Fox News Power Rankings in late October showed the race shifting from "Solid D to Likely D," with Smiley cutting into Murray's lead.
Smiley told "America’s Newsroom" Tuesday that she is pulling Democratic voters because she’s connecting to them on common ground."
These issues aren’t Democrat or Republican, they’re American issues," she told hosts Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino.