Election 2016: Walkinshaw takes slight lead for 2nd place in Congressional race

Brady Walkinshaw
Brady Walkinshaw

After Wednesday’s ballot count, Brady Walkinshaw showed a slight lead over Joe McDermott for the race to replace retiring Rep. Jim McDermott in Washington’s 7th Congressional District, which includes Edmonds, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported.

The two candidates were neck-and-neck after Tuesday’s count, with McDermott barely ahead.

On Wednesday, though, State Rep. Walkinshaw had 21.3 percent of the vote and McDermott, a Metropolitan King County Council member, had roughly 20.9 percent, the Times said. They are fighting to face state Sen. Pramila Jayapal, who furthered her strong lead with more than 39 percent of the vote through Wednesday, in the November general election.

You can read more in the Times story here.

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