Cantwell, Hutchison to face off for Senate; 2 GOP House incumbents hold thin leads in primary
SEATTLE — Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell and Republican Susan Hutchison will face off in November for a Washington Senate seat. Cantwell, who is seeking her fourth term, easily outpaced all other candidates in the Tuesday Democratic primary. Under Washington's primary system, the top two vote getters go on to November, regardless of party. Cantwell is Washington's junior senator and the ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Hutchison, a former GOP state party chair, was finishing second in the voting.