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caption: Kim Schrier speaks to a large crowd on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at the Hilton in Bellevue.
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Kim Schrier speaks to a large crowd on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at the Hilton in Bellevue.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Democrat Kim Schrier advances to general election

Washington Democrat Kim Schrier will advance to the general election in the race for the 8th Congressional District, according to the Associated Press.

“I want to remind voters that a woman's right to make her own health-care decisions is on the ballot this year," Schrier told KUOW. "I am the only woman doctor in all of Congress and I will always stand with women in allowing them to make their own personal health-care decisions.”

Schrier earned nearly 50 percent of the vote after the first count Tuesday night.

Election analysts predict the contest in the 8th will be a toss-up this fall.

The leading Republican challengers still battling for second place include former prosecutor Matt Larkin, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, and former Army Ranger Jesse Jensen.

We'll likely find out later this week which Republican makes it through to run in the general election.