U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene of Washington’s 1st District gave 8th District candidate Dr. Kim Schrier a hug after speaking at the Washington State Democratic Party’s 2018 election night party at the Bellevue Hilton on Tuesday. Schrier was leading GOP candidate Dino Rossi. DelBene handily won re-election. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene of Washington’s 1st District gave 8th District candidate Dr. Kim Schrier a hug after speaking at the Washington State Democratic Party’s 2018 election night party at the Bellevue Hilton on Tuesday. Schrier was leading GOP candidate Dino Rossi. DelBene handily won re-election. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

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