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Pramila Jayapal Elected To U.S. House

Elaine Thompson
AP Photo
Sen. Pramila Jayapal, D-Seattle, speaks at a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in downtown Seattle.

In Washington's liberal 7th Congressional District, Pramila Jayapal defeated Brady Piñero Walkinshaw to succeed retiring Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott.

Both Jayapal and Walkinshaw are state lawmakers and Democrats.

The 7th District includes most of Seattle.  The state's nine other U.S. representatives were re-elected.