NEWS
11/08/2016 18:37 EST | Updated 11/09/2017 00:12 EST

The Latest: Beutler wins re-election

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Latest on elections in Washington state (all times local):

8:36 p.m.

Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has won re-election in Washington state's 3rd Congressional District.

Herrera Beutler defeated Democratic challenger Jim Moeller, a long-time state representative.

Washington's 3rd Congressional District spans southwest Washington from north of Centralia to the Columbia River, including the city of Vancouver. The district includes all or parts of Thurston, Lewis, Pacific, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties.

Herrera Beutler was first elected in 2010.

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8:33 p.m.

Hillary Clinton has won Washington state.

The Democratic presidential candidate defeated Republican nominee Donald Trump. Washington state has 12 electoral votes and has not gone for a Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Trump took two trips to Washington state during the election cycle. Clinton also visited the state.

Several high-profile Washington state Republicans disavowed Trump during the campaign for his controversial remarks, including GOP Senate candidate Chris Chris Vance, gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant and Rep. Dave Reichert

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8:01 p.m.

Sen. Patty Murray was elected to a fifth term in the U.S. Senate, making the Democrat one of the longest-serving senators in Washington history.

Murray defeated Republican Chris Vance, who was seeking to become the first Republican elected to the Senate from the state since 1994.

Vance, the former Washington Republican Party chairman, had hoped his message of fiscal discipline and social moderation would resonate with state voters long turned off by the GOP.

Murray, first elected in 1992, dismissed Vance's criticism that she is responsible for congressional gridlock and the failure to address deficit spending and shore up Social Security and Medicare. During the campaign she pointed to her work with Republicans on the budget and education as examples of how she can accomplish things in a tough environment.

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10:01 a.m.

State officials expect more than 80 per cent of Washington voters to return their ballots for Tuesday's election.

As of Monday evening, the secretary of state's office reported that more than 2 million ballots had already been received. The number of registered voters is more than 4.2 million.

Record turnout for the state was during the 2008 election, when 84.6 per cent of voters participated. In 2012, turnout was 81.3 per cent.