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Wash. senator declares victory in R-71 campaign

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Sen. Ed Murray issued a statement Wednesday night saying that it was a "great day of celebration for the tens of thousands of gay and lesbian families in Washington, and for anyone who supports equality in our state and around the country."

With about 56 percent of the expected vote counted Wednesday night, Referendum 71 was leading 51 percent to 49 percent.

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