Rep. McDermott of Seattle and wife to divorce

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Posted: Aug 09, 2011 5:53 PM
Rep. McDermott of Seattle and wife to divorce

Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington and his wife of nearly 14 years are divorcing.

The Seattle Democrat has released a statement saying the end of a marriage is "difficult and painful."

He has added his divorce from Therese Hansen was a personal matter and asked for privacy. They have no children.

McDermott has two children from a previous marriage.