GOP's Jamie Herrera Beutler wins re-election to House in WA-3

Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has won re-election to a southwest Washington U.S. House seat.

Herrera Beutler defeated Democrat Carolyn Long, a political science professor at Washington State University's campus in Vancouver.

Herrera Beutler was first elected to the 3rd Congressional District in 2010 and will serve her fifth term in Congress. She had faced a tough race against Long after the August primary, where she captured 42 percent of the vote on a crowded ballot of seven total candidates.