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  • Two Republican members of Congress from Washington who drew interparty challenges due to their vote to impeach former President Donald Trump were leading other Republicans in the state’s top two primary. In early returns Tuesday night, Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse looked as they may advance to the general election with a Democratic candidate in each of their races.
  •  Majority Democrats in the Washington Legislature performed better in the August 2 primary than Republicans, and even they, thought they would. Early returns showed incumbent Democrats generally polling above 50 percent in key swing districts.
    Austin Jenkins
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    NW News Network
    Despite early attacks by Republicans, incumbent Democrats fared better than expected in Washington's primary. Washington Democrats were bracing for a tough showing in state legislative races. But they are pleased with the early results of Tuesday's primary.