ELECTION 2016: Most incumbents get welcome news

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OKANOGAN - Many incumbents received welcome news Tuesday night with strong leads heading into the primary.

U.S. Senator Patty Murray - facing a whopping 16 challengers - received almost 54 percent of votes for her seat. Republican Chris Vance looks like a lock to continue to the General Election with 27.67 percent.

U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse took a commanding 46.28 percent for his 4th District seat. The next closest so far is 2014 opponent Clint Didier with 26.67 percent.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers is in the driver's seat for her re-election bid in the 5th District with 41.32 percent of the vote. Her 2014 challenger, former Colville Business Council chairman Joe Pakootas looks to be headed for a rematch with 32.36 percent.

Gov. Jay Inslee has a comfortable lead in his re-election bid with 48.57 percent of the vote. Republican Bill Bryant has locked up the second spot on the General Election ballot with 38.14 percent.

For more vote totals, click the link at the top right.


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