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Washington Results

Sept. 16, 1998

Washington was one of nine states that held primaries on Sept. 15. In the Senate race, incumbent Sen. Patty Murray (D) will run against Rep. Linda Smith (R) this fall. Candidates' names link to their profiles in our searchable 50-state Elections Guide. Also see complete results for all of the Sept. 15 statewide contests. Note: Washington's primary is open, allowing voters of any party to cast their ballots.

Washington Senate
(unofficial results – 95% of precincts reporting)
Democrat
Sen. Patty Murray 46% 323,595 votes
Thor Amundson 1% 7,697 votes
James Sherwood Stokes 0.6% 4,391 votes
Robert Tilden Medley 0.4% 2,516 votes
Harvey Vernier 0.4% 2,959 votes


Republicans

Linda Smith 32% 222,778 votes
Chris Bayley 15% 101,603 votes
Warren Hanson 2% 14,773 votes
John Marshall 1% 7,273 votes


Reform Party

Mike The Mover 0.6% 4,504 votes
Steve Thompson 0.4% 2,484 votes
Charlie Jackson 0.2% 1,617 votes


Socialist Workers

Nan Bailey 0.4% 2,682 votes

Source: Washington Secretary of State


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