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Wed., Dec. 1, 2010, 12:15 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers has a girl

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers gave birth to an 8 pound, 4 ounce baby girl just after midnight today in Washington, D.C.

McMorris Rodgers, who is among the House Republicans' leading users of social media, announced the birth with a message on Twitter and a Facebook post headlined "It's a girl."

"Brian and I are overjoyed by the birth of our daughter," she wrote. "Both the baby and I are doing well at the hosptial."

Their son Cole is 3 1/2. McMorris Rodgers is the first member of Congress to give birth twice while in office.




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