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Washington Senate Race

NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports on tomorrow's Senate primary in Washington State, which will decide on a Democratic opponent for veteran GOP incumbent Slade Gorton. Gorton is considered vulnerable in his re-election bid this fall. He is likely to face Maria Cantwell, a former one-term Democratic House member who is now a high-tech multi-millionaire. The results of the state's unusual open primary system, in which all candidates run on the same ballot, might be a harbinger for Gorton's chances in November.

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