Results for the primary races
The results for this year's primary elections are in, mostly, and the winners have been more or less announced. For many who have entered a crowded field, it's the end of the line. For those who made it in the top two, it's just the beginning.
In the gubernatorial race, Democrat Jay Inslee upset expectations, beating out Republican Rob McKenna with 47 percent of the vote. McKenna, who just this month has been slipping behind in polls, won 43 percent of the vote. Pollsters have chalked this up to a combination of Inslee's new ad campaign and McKenna's more publicized flubs, often regarding social issues or attacks on media. Historically, Republicans have a strong showing in the primaries.
In the jam-packed 36th District, Seattle Port Commission President Gael Tartleton and Progressive Majority Director Noel Frame came out on top. Tarleton received 30 percent of the vote and Frame received 21 percent. The other candidates, including Brett Phillips, Sahar Fathi, Evan Clifthorne, Ryan Gabriel and Linde Knighton all will not be continuing on.
In position 1 of the 36th District, Reuven Carlyle handily beat his long-shot opponents, Robert Canamar and Leslie Klein.
In the fiercely contested Congressional District 1, vacated by Jay Inslee, Darcy Burner conceded to Suzan DelBene, who far outspent the rest of the competition. DelBene, who won 23 percent of the vote, will be facing off against Republican John Koster, who won 44 percent of the vote.
For Secretary of State, Democrat Kathleen Drew and Republican Kim Wyman will be squaring off. Former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels and Sen. Jim Kastama, who joined Republicans in last year's legislative "budget coup," will be bowing out.
Two ballot measures, a levy to restore library operations and services and a measure to rebuild King County Youth Services Center, are both passing.
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