Bellevue, WA – Veterans advocate and U.S. Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley (R-WA) issued the following statement regarding her concession to Senator Patty Murray:
“This evening I reached out to Senator Murray and her campaign to congratulate her on her victory after a hard-fought race. I cannot thank my family, my team and the wonderful people of Washington state enough for their support over the past 18 months. This race was never about me – it was about the amazing people of this state, and I will never stop fighting and advocating for them.”
It is the honor of my life to serve the people of Washington state in the U.S. Senate. Thank you.
I’ll keep fighting with all I've got for our state—to lower costs for families, to finally fix our child care crisis, to protect the right to abortion, and so much more.
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) November 9, 2022
Senator Murray (D-WA) is ahead of Smiley by 265,265 votes (or 14.57 points) 24 hours after Election Day. Senator Patty Murray will begin her sixth term next year. As of November 9, balance of power in the U.S. Senate is at a draw of 49 seats for Republican and 49 seats for Democrats.