Republican Susan Hutchison has gained a top-two finish in Washington state’s primary to advance to the November general election.
The former television newscaster and GOP state party chairwoman was finishing second in the voting in Tuesday’s contest. Under Washington’s primary system, the top two vote-getters go on to November, regardless of party.
Hutchison is making a longshot bid to oust the Democratic incumbent, Sen. Maria Cantwell, who is seeking a fourth term.
Cantwell easily outpaced all other candidates to advance to the general election.
Washington had 10 House races Tuesday, including in some GOP-run districts where Democrats are hoping to make inroads this fall.