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Winners, losers, more Election 2018 results and other morning headlines 

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ELECTION: The blue wave didn't quite reach Eastern Washington. Cathy McMorris Rodgers maintained a healthy lead over her opponent Lisa Brown on election night.

click to enlarge Washington state 5th Congressional District Republican incumbent candidate Cathy McMorris Rodgers speaks at the Spokane County Republican Party election night event at the Davenport Grand Hotel, in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Erick Doxey/The Inlander) - ERICK DOXEY
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  • Washington state 5th Congressional District Republican incumbent candidate Cathy McMorris Rodgers speaks at the Spokane County Republican Party election night event at the Davenport Grand Hotel, in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Erick Doxey/The Inlander)
ELECTION: The Dems took the House, but Republicans strengthened their grip on the Senate.

IN OTHER NEWS...

The race Washington's 5th needed
"In the end, it wasn’t blue. But it was definitely a wave," writes Shawn Vestal. (Spokesman-Review)

Could've been better
Democrats
had a good night. They took the House and gained some governor's seats. But it could have been better. (FiveThirtyEight)

Beto's bomb
Beto O'Rourke lost the Texas Senate race to Ted Cruz. In his concession speech, he dropped an F-bomb on live TV, saying "I'm so f—-ing proud of you guys!" (Politico)

Racists in the running
Self-described "Nazis" didn't fare well in the midterms (good!), but candidates linked to white supremacist organizations did good. (Vox)

What's next?
With Democrats in leading the House, health care will be a major focus and maintaining Obamacare will be a top priority. (Vox)

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The Republicans held their election night event at the Davenport Grand Hotel while Democrats held their event at Riverside Place, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Spokane, Wash.

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