Politics Washington Rep. Kim Schrier wins primary

07:25  05 august  2020
07:25  05 august  2020 Source:   thehill.com

How Washington state primaries reflect the perilous position of the national GOP

  How Washington state primaries reflect the perilous position of the national GOP A close look at some under-the-radar races help us understand the congressional GOP’s electoral woes.In the Third District, a Republican incumbent is in what one local outlet calls “the fight of her political life” — one of many signs that Republicans are on the defensive in the battle for Congress.

Kimberly Merle Schrier (born August 23, 1968) is an American politician and physician serving as the U.S. Representative for Washington 's 8th congressional district since 2019.

Democrat Kim Schrier edged out fellow Democrat Jason Rittereiser in the House primary for Washington 's 8th District on Monday as new vote totals The Associated Press called the race Monday night. Updated returns showed Schrier , a pediatrician, carrying 18.73 percent of the vote to

Rep. Kim Schrier (D) won the most votes in Washington's "jungle" primary in the 8th District on Tuesday and will advance to the November general election.

a person wearing a suit and tie: Washington Rep. Kim Schrier wins primary © Greg Nash Washington Rep. Kim Schrier wins primary

The first-term lawmaker led with 45 percent of the vote after 23 percent of precincts had reported, according to The Associated Press, leading an eight-candidate field.

Washington holds so-called jungle primaries in which the top two vote getters advance to November regardless of their party affiliation.

Schrier won the district by over 4 points in 2018, flipping it from red to blue after the retirement of Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.).

Her district is rated as "Likely Democratic" by The Cook Political Report.

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