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DelBene Wins Redrawn 1st District Seat

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FILE - Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., left, looks on as Suzan DelBene speaks, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, during a bus tour stop in Kirkland, Washington.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene has clinched a second term to represent Washington state's redrawn 1st Congressional District.

DelBene, a former Microsoft executive, defeated Republican challenger Pedro Celis, a retired Microsoft engineer on Tuesday.

Washington's 1st Congressional District was drawn up during the latest redistricting process to be a tossup for Republicans and Democrats.

The district stretches from eastern King County areas such as the wealthy enclave of Medina all the way to the northern border.

DelBene was first elected in 2012.