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HOMETOWN ELECTION HEADQUARTERS: Washington Primary Election Results

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The first batch of votes from Washington's Primary Election have been counted and the look of the November ballot is beginning to take shape. 

The race for Congress in eastern Washington will be a rematch with incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers taking on Democrat Joe Pakootas, who she faced in the 2014 general election. For the first time since she won the seat in 12 years ago, McMorris Rodgers failed to earn a majority of the primary vote. In the 2014 election Pakootas fell to McMorris Rodgers with 39.3 percent of the popular vote. 

In the race for Governor, incumbent Jay Inslee will face Republican Bill Bryant. Inslee finished Tuesday night with nearly 49 percent of the vote, while Bryant beat out the other competitors with 38 percent. 

Current Attorney General Bob Ferguson picked up 73 percent of the vote against Libertarian Joshua Trumbull, but both will move on to the ballot in November. 

Former Spokane Mayor Mary Verner attempted to replace current Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark, who is retiring, but she failed to beat out Republican Steven McLaughlin and Democrat Hillary Franz. 

Back in Spokane, Republican incumbent Nancy McLaughlin is in danger of losing her seat on the Spokane County Commission. She trails her opponent, Josh Kerns. Current City Councilwoman Candance Mumm will head to the general election to face whoever wins between McLaughlin and Kerns. 

In other election news, Spokane County Fire District #4's levy is comfortably passing with 73 percent of the vote. The levy asked voters to increase its emergency medical services levy to 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. 

At first count, voters are narrowly approving a $13 million recreation center in Airway Heights. It needed 60 percent approval and as of Tuesday night has 62 percent. 

Meanwhile, Liberty Lake's Bond fell short. Needing 60 percent to pass the $12 million community center, as last count it only had 55 percent. 

For updates results on all of the races, CLICK HERE. 

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