Here are Tuesday returns for congressional districts from throughout Washington state. Ballots will continue to be counted in the next two weeks, with the top two candidates in each race moving on to the general election in November.
Below are Tuesday returns for congressional districts from throughout Washington state. Ballots will continue to be counted in the next two weeks, with the top two candidates in each race moving on to the general election in November.
- In the 1st District, northern King County to the Canadian border, incumbent Democrat Suzan DelBene was leading Republican Robert Sutherland 54 percent to 31 percent.
- In the 2nd District, Island and San Juan counties along with other areas along the eastern shore of Puget Sound, Democrat Rick Larsen, seeking his ninth term in Congress, was easily outdistancing Republican Marc Hennemann, 54 percent to 31 percent.
- In the 8th District, which encompasses Southeast King County to Wenatchee, incumbent Republican Dave Reichert was leading Democrat Tony Ventrella, a former TV sportscaster, even though Ventrella dropped out of the race in May, too late for his name to be removed from the ballot. Reichert received 57 percent to Ventrella’s 17 percent, with Democrat Santiago Ramos third with 13 percent.
- In the 3rd Congressional District in Southwest Washington, Incumbent Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler was being challenged by several Democrats. In Tuesday returns, Democrat Jim Moeller appeared poised to move on to the general election with 26 percent of the vote to Herrera Beutler’s 54 percent.
- The 4th Congressional District in Central Washington was heading toward a reprise of 2014, with first-term Republican Dan Newhouse again being challenged by former professional football player and Christian radio host Clint Didier. Newhouse picked up 46 percent of the primary vote while Didier, also a Republican, received 27 percent. Democrat Doug McKinley also remained in the running with 22 percent. Didier lost by 2 percentage points for the open seat two years ago, but this year he’s raised just one-tenth of the $866,000 that Newhouse has accumulated. Both support Donald Trump, though Didier more enthusiastically.
- Incumbent Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers was well ahead of Democratic challenger Joe Pakootas in the race for the 5th District Congressional seat in Eastern Washington with 41 percent of the vote to 33 percent.
- In the 6th District, covering most of the Olympic Peninsula, Democratic incumbent Derek Kilmer was well ahead of five lesser-known challengers. He had 57 percent of the vote. In November, he’ll face Todd Bloom, who picked up 24 percent
- In the 10th Congressional District, which serves most of Thurston County and some of Pierce County, incumbent Democrat Denny Heck was leading his nearest challenger, Republican Jim Postma, 47 percent to 37 percent.