Offbeat Washington Democrats hope to win US House seat for 1st time

12:06  07 august  2018
12:06  07 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo Eudora Carter inserts her ballot into a drop-off voting box in Seattle. Washington voters will decide which candidates advance to the November ballot in 10 congressional races, a U.S. Senate seat and dozens of legislative contests in the state's primary election. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson,File)© The Associated Press FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo Eudora Carter inserts her ballot into a drop-off voting box in Seattle. Washington voters will decide which candidates advance to the November ballot in 10 congressional races, a U.S. Senate seat and dozens of legislative contests in the state's primary election. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson,File)

OLYMPIA, Wash. — As the Democratic party eyes making gains in Congress, the Washington state primary contest getting the most attention in Tuesday's election is an open U.S. House seat Democrats hope to capture for the first time since the district east of Seattle was created in 1980.

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05, 2011, when Boehner assumed the House speakership for the new GOP majority. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post). Giving the Democrats all of the seats that lean their way and the Republican toss-ups yields this: Just a smattering of Democratic seats in districts President Trump won .

Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert is retiring after more than a decade. Among the dozen candidates on the ballot, Republican Dino Rossi, a former state senator who had unsuccessful runs for governor and U.S. Senate, is expected to advance along with one of three Democrats: pediatrician Kim Schrier, attorney Jason Rittereiser, and former federal public-health official Shannon Hader.

District 8 includes Seattle's eastern suburbs of Sammamish and Issaquah, which have seen their populations grow on the back of Microsoft, Google and other expanding technology companies. The district also includes more rural economies that are heavily dependent on agricultural exports.

The other nine U.S. House seats are also contested in the primary, with the incumbents seeking re-election. In the 5th Congressional District in eastern Washington, Republican incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers is expected to advance to November, along with Democrat Lisa Brown, a former chancellor of Washington State University who previously served as majority leader in the state Senate.

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As you might expect, a House Democrat won big in most areas where Clinton won big. Where Trump performed better, Republicans had bigger victories. John Conyers Jr. until November 2018 — the same day as the 2018 general election. We classify the seat as Democratic .

The lone statewide race is for U.S. Senate. Former state GOP chairwoman Susan Hutchison is among more than two dozen primary candidates challenging Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell, a three-term incumbent.

In Washington state's primary system, the top two vote getters in each race advance to the general election, regardless of party.

In 76 of the 123 legislative races on the ballot, there's no contest, with 15 races unopposed. In 61 seats, there's only two candidates running, all of whom will automatically advance to the November ballot.

Seventeen of the races are for open seats with no incumbent: 14 in the House and three in the Senate. Democrats currently hold a one-seat advantage in the Senate, and a two-seat advantage in the House.

A handful of races have seen significant spending by outside groups, including the 30th District, where Democrats seek to oust Republican Sen. Mark Miloscia, and the 26th District, a seat left open by Republican Sen. Jan Angel's retirement.

Three state Supreme Court races are on the ballot, though Supreme Court Justices Susan Owens and Sheryl Gordon McCloud will advance unopposed to the November ballots. Opponents for each were stripped from the ballot after judges ruled they were ineligible to hold the seats since they both had been disbarred. Only Justice Steven Gonzalez, a member of the court since 2012, has an opponent, Bellevue attorney Nathan Choi, who has not raised any money in his campaign. Both Gonzalez and Choi will automatically advance to the November ballot.

While voters began receiving their state primary ballots in the mail weeks ago, Tuesday is the last day for voters to get them in or postmarked for mail delivery. In some of the more competitive races, results may not be known for days as most counties will update vote counts only once a day.

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