The No. 1 spot went to Steve Bergquist, Democrat, a social studies teacher at Lindgbergh High School.

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Money is not everything in politics. Consider the result in the Aug. 7 primary for 11th district state representative, position two (Renton and Tukwila). It’s an open seat, and four Democrats and one Republican competed for one of the “top two” slots on the November ballot.

The big money raiser was Bobby Virk, Democrat, a dentist who immigrated from India. Virk raised almost $270,000, and that’s not counting the $23,300 he had to return to donors who had given more than the $900 limit. Virk lost. He raised more money than all the other candidates put together, but got only 14 percent of the votes.

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