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Local Democrats Celebrate National Victory

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RICHLAND, Wash.- Local Democrats got together at Kimo's in Richland, and they seem pretty happy with their apparent victory in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Initial estimates show the Democrats have taken control of the House, even with the loss by local Congressional challenger Richard Wright.

Local democratic leaders met at Kimo's to break down the results, on both a local and national level.

They celebrated the races they won, and talked about how to improve the races they lost the next time around.

Even though they lost key races like the 4th Congressional District and Benton County Coroner, they feel the country has spoken, and giving the house democratic control is key to our nation's system of checks and balances.

"We have three separate branches of the government, and it should function that way. So, I think that's what Americans are saying, you have, they don't necessarily disagree with president bush on everything, but that somebody should be asking questions and getting more answers for the American people," said Mimi Latta, Chair of Benton County Democrats.

Even thought they've taken the house, the U.S. Senate is still up for grabs.

In this state, with a victory over Republican Mike McGavick, incumbent Maria Cantwell has retained her seat for another six years.