Murray leads big in first vote tally | 2022 Primary Election

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Posted 8/3/22

U.S. Senator Patty Murray was leading the pack in a crowded field for the U.S. Senate, according to early vote returns in the 2022 Primary Election.

Murray, a Democrat, is seeking her sixth …

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Murray leads big in first vote tally | 2022 Primary Election

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U.S. Senator Patty Murray was leading the pack in a crowded field for the U.S. Senate, according to early vote returns in the 2022 Primary Election.

Murray, a Democrat, is seeking her sixth term.

In the initial vote tally Tuesday, the incumbent senator had 54 percent of all ballots cast.

In second was Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley,  who had 31.96 percent.

A total of 18 candidates were on the ballot.

Initial results indicate it was a two-person contest all along, with only two others in the race topping 1 percent of the vote: Leon Lawson, a self-described Trump Republican Party candidate, with 3.23 percent; and Republican John Guenther, with 3.02 percent.

The rest of the field was:

Dave Saulibio (JFK Republican Party), .98 percent;

Ravin Pierre (Democratic Party), .97 percent;

Bill Hirt (Republican Party), .89 percent;

Naz Paul (Independent Party), .82 percent;

Mohammad Hassan Said (Democratic Party), .73 percent;

Dr. Pano Churchill (Democratic Party), .63 percent;

Henry Clay Dennison (Socialist Workers Party), .62 percent;

Bryan Solstin (Democratic Party), .5 percent;

Charlie "Chuck" Jackson (Independent Party), .43 percent;

Jon Butler (Independent Party), .29 percent;

Martin D. Hash (no party preference), .26 percent;

Thor Amundson (Independent Party), .26 percent;

Dan Phan Doan (no party preference), .18 percent; and

Sam Cusmir (Democratic Party), .15 percent.

Murray was the clear favorite in Jefferson County, according to the first vote count. She had 69.2 percent of all ballots cast.

Smiley had 20.9 percent in the initial tally.

A total of 1,033,245 ballots were counted on Election Night.

The top two finishers in the race will advance to the November election.

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  • Conrad

    Murray is a poster child for the need of term limits on congressional members. Unfortunately, it will never happen.

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  • MargeS

    One persons opinion. 54% disagree.

    Thursday, August 4 Report this