Dino Rossi, Kim Schrier lead in 8th District race

Aug 7, 2018, 8:24 PM | Updated: 8:51 pm

ballot, election, Kim Wyman...

A ballot drop box in Washington state. (AP file photo)

(AP file photo)

The primary race for Washington’s 8th Congressional District has essentially been a contest to see which Democrat will face Republican Dino Rossi in the November election. Initial primary results Tuesday night indicate Democrat Kim Schrier will be that contender.

RELATED: 2018 Primary Election Results

Rossi led the pack with about 43 percent of the vote. Schrier leads the Democrats with Jason Rettereiser trailing close behind. Shannon Hader rounded out the three-way race among the party.  Eight other candidates on the ballot were significantly trailing these four candidates Tuesday night.

Rossi is a former state senator and candidate for Washington governor. His campaign has emphasized his goal of achieving bipartisan solutions. The Republican has stated he wants to keep Trump’s 2017 tax cuts and make them permanent. He is endorsed by Republican Congressmember Dave Reichert who is exiting the 8th District position Rossi is running for.

Schrier is a pediatrician out of Issaquah. She has previously promoted that she is not a career politician and a new voice for Congress. As a member of Congress, she would aim to strengthen the Affordable Care Act. She also supports a clean energy economy.

Initial ballot results were released at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The results will be updated Wednesday afternoon.


MyNorthwest News

Image: A Kent Police Department vehicle can be seen on a city street....

Steve Coogan

13-year-old boy killed in Kent shooting

The Kent Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy that happened Tuesday night.

2 hours ago

Photo: The Seattle City Council passed a bill to crack down on street racing. This photo shows an i...

Julia Dallas

Seattle council votes to crack down on street racing; adds fines, classifies as reckless driving

The Seattle City Council passed a bill that adds fines to illegal street racing and classifies the crime as reckless driving.

15 hours ago

Photo: Bellevue police are looking for this silver Hyundai Elantra....

Julia Dallas

Do you recognize this car? Bellevue police looking for teens accused of hitting girl

Bellevue police are looking for a group of juveniles who allegedly hit a bicyclist on purpose Saturday night.

18 hours ago

Photo: Activists protested outside of the Amazon Spheres on Tuesday, calling for the company to spe...

Julia Dallas

Activists call on Amazon to speed up climate goals amid Prime Day

Environment groups are protesting outside the Amazon Spheres, using Prime Day to bring attention to their cause.

19 hours ago

Sen. Bob Menendez...


Guilty: U.S. Senator Bob Menendez convicted on all counts

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez was convicted on Tuesday on all counts at his corruption trial including accepting bribes of gold and cash.

21 hours ago

Photo: A suspect died after they fired at Pierce County deputies....

Julia Dallas and James Lynch

Suspect dies in Pierce County deputy-involved shooting

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department has reported a shooting involving an officer took place on Monday.

21 hours ago

Dino Rossi, Kim Schrier lead in 8th District race