VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) - It took an extra day to determine the winner, but Jaime Herrera Beutler has won re-election in southwest Washington.
Herrera Beutler, the Republican incumbent for the 3rd congressional district, was declared the winner of the election by the Associated Press on Wednesday night.
Her Democratic opponent, Carolyn Long, was within four percentage points of Herrera Beutler as the votes were counted Tuesday night.
By Wednesday night, however, Long conceded the election. In a statement, Long said her campaign gave Herrera Beutler the closest contest of her political career.
Election results Wednesday night showed Herrera Beutler with 53 percent of the vote, compared to 47 percent for Long.
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