The second finalist in the District 8 open seat campaign finds Democratic physician Kim Shrier holding onto a razor-thin 18.7 – 18.1% spread, a margin of approximately 1,200 votes, over Democrat Jason Rittereiser in the final tabulations for the August 7th jungle primary. The first place finisher, Republican Dino Rossi, tallied 43% of the original primary vote. Dr. Shrier will need to coalesce Democrats around her candidacy. The party candidates attracted an aggregate vote of just over 50% of the jungle primary voters now that all of the mail votes have finally been received and recorded.
The 8th District race promises to be hard fought, expensive, and close. Seven-term Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Auburn) is retiring.
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