August 16th, 2010
08:05 PM ET
12 years ago

Races in Washington state, Wyoming top Tuesday's primaries

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption =" Republican Senate candidate Dino Rossi is expected to emerge victorious from his primary Tuesday in Washington state."](CNN) - Voters in Washington state and Wyoming hold primaries Tuesday, with the Senate contest in Washington and a battle for the open Wyoming governor's seat the most closely watched races of the day.

In Washington, Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and Republican candidate Dino Rossi are expected to emerge from a crowded primary field, setting up a November showdown. Under the state's system, the two candidates who receive the most votes regardless of party affiliation move on to the general election. Voting has been underway for two weeks, with Washington primarily a mail-in ballot state.

In many ways, Murray and Rossi have already begun their general election campaigns, focusing their attacks on each other. Polls show a close race in the fall if they both advance.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. edmo

    This guy has a twin brother in Arizona.

    August 16, 2010 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  2. John

    Is that Ben Quayle the Idiot?

    August 16, 2010 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  3. they call me "tater salad"

    Dino Rossi?..........Who's his campaign manager gonna be? Vito? Gino? "little" Paulie? or Joey "bag o doughnuts"?.......(cue the Godfather music).

    August 16, 2010 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  4. Susan L.

    I voted in Washington! Patty Murray for Senate, Jay Inslee for Congress. Can't wait to vote them back to Congress in November!

    August 16, 2010 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |