State Senate candidate Manka Dhingra (center) is congratulated by supporters Tuesday night in Woodinville. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times via AP)

State Senate candidate Manka Dhingra (center) is congratulated by supporters Tuesday night in Woodinville. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times via AP)

Washington Democrats win key Senate race

The party is now back in charge of both legislative chambers for the first time in five years.

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