Though ballot counting continues from the August 4th all-mail primary, it appears that the general election is set. Two Democrats from the state’s jungle primary format for the open congressional seat, former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and state Rep. Beth Doglio (D-Olympia), will advance into the general election from the field of 19 candidates. Ms. Doglio’s small lead over former state Rep. Kristine Reeves (D) is holding and, considering the number of ballots remaining to count, it is clear that the latter woman cannot erase the former’s slight advantage. Therefore, we will see a competitive double Democrat general election.
The 10th District incumbent, four-term Rep. Denny Heck (D-Olympia), is running for Lt. Governor and qualified for the general election. Finishing first, but well short of a majority with 25.7% of the counted voted, Mr. Heck will face state Senate Majority Leader Marko Liias (D) in November.
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