OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Former Microsoft executive Suzan DelBene holds an edge over her Democratic counterparts in Washington's costly 1st District primary.
DelBene had 23 percent of the vote on Tuesday night, ahead of political activist Darcy Burner, who had 13 percent. As expected, Republican John Koster was winning the primary race with 47 percent of the vote. He was the only GOP candidate in the field.
The remainder of the votes were divided among four other candidates.
Washington's 1st Congressional District was carved during the redistricting process to be a tossup for Republicans and Democrats. It stretches from eastern King County areas such as the wealthy enclave of Medina all the way to the northern border.
The seat was left open this year because of the departure of Rep. Jay Inslee, who is now running for governor.