OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna and Democratic former U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee are poised to head to a November matchup that is expected to be one of the most competitive governor's races in the nation as voters return their ballots for Washington state's top two primary.
Also being decided in Tuesday's primary are several other high-profile races in which the competition for the top two places is more pitched, including a crowded ticket for the 1st Congressional District, the seat that Inslee resigned to focus on the governor's race.
U.S. Maria Cantwell is seeking her third term, and is expected to easily advance to the November ballot along with Republican state Sen. Michael Baumgartner. Voters also decide who to advance to the general election in several other races, including lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and three state Supreme Court seats.
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