Seattle-area primary results are below, but we want to highlight some interesting developments from outside our area, where three Republican-held seats are showing vulnerabilities.
In Clark County, on the Oregon border, longtime Republican incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is leading her Democrat challenger Carolyn Long by just four percentage points. Clark County is purple — Clinton and Trump were neck and neck in 2016 — and its voters have long been loyal to Beutler. This signifies a possible shift.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the Spokane Republican, was also leading the Democrat in her race, Lisa Brown, by less than half a percentage point, 47.5-47.1. (Trump beat Clinton 49-41 in Spokane County in 2016.)
And then there's the open race in the 8th congressional district, currently held by outgoing Republican congressman Dave Reichert of Pierce County. Although Dino Rossi – yes, that Republican Dino Rossi – garnered nearly 40 percent of the vote, Dr. Kim Schrier may pick up the votes that were cast for the two other Democrats in November.
"Dino better be worried," she said on Tuesday night.