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August 17, 2010 Today's primary contest in Washington State is known as a "top two" primary: all the candidates appear on the same ballot, and the top two finishers, regardless of party, advance to the November general election.
Clint Didier, Republican and tea party candidate for Senate in Washington.
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August 16, 2010 Tea Party-favored candidates have done well in several of the Senate primaries held around the nation so far this year. But as NPR's Martin Kaste reports, the way votes will be cast Tuesday in Washington state is likely to work against the candidate who has the most Tea Party support.
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Republican Dino Rossi in 2008.
May 27, 2010 Republicans get what could be a competitive challenger to Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.): Dino Rossi, who almost won the governorship in 2004.
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