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Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Matt Shea both won in the Midterms

POLL: The votes are in – What’s your reaction?


On Tuesday Eastern Washington residents voted to retain Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) as U.S. Representative. She defeated her opponent, Lisa Brown, by 11.9 percent.

In a win for Democrats, Maria Cantwell was able to keep her seat in the Senate, defeating Susan Hutchison by about 17 percent.

In a controversial race, incumbent Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane Valley, who made headlines in recent days for his “Biblical Basis for War” manifesto, beat his opponent Ted Cummings by 6,333 votes.

Read full election results here.

Nationally, Democrats captured the House and Republicans will hold the Senate majority.

SpokaneFāVS wants to know, how are you feeling about the Midterm Elections results?


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Tracy Simmons, who teaches journalism at Gonzaga University, is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 13 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash.

She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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