Democrats Strickland, Doglio advance from WA-10 top-two primary

Marilyn Strickland (D) and Beth Doglio (D) advanced from the top-two primary for Washington’s 10th Congressional District on August 4. With 87% of precincts reporting, Strickland had received 21% of the vote, and Doglio received 14.5%. Kristine Reeves (D) was third with 12.9% and Rian Ingrim (R) fourth with 11.1%.

Strickland is CEO of the Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce. She served as mayor of Tacoma from 2010 to 2017. Her endorsers include former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and former Washington Govs. Gary Locke (D) and Christine Gregoire (D).

Doglio is a member of the state House of Representatives. She was first elected in 2016. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and LEAP Forward are among Doglio’s endorsers.

Nineteen candidates ran in the top-two primary: eight Democrats, eight Republicans, one independent, one Essential Workers Party candidate, and one Congress Sucks Party candidate. Incumbent Rep. Denny Heck (D), in office since 2013, sought election as lieutenant governor, leaving the seat open.

Between 2014 and 2018, there were three U.S. House general elections in Washington featuring candidates from the same party. In both 2014 and 2016, Republicans Dan Newhouse and Clint Didier advanced from Washington’s 4th Congressional District primaries. In 2018, D. Adam Smith (D) and Sarah Smith (D) advanced from Washington’s 9th District primary. Washington has 10 congressional districts.

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