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Washington Tries Party-Free Primary

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Washington Tries Party-Free Primary

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Washington Tries Party-Free Primary

Washington Tries Party-Free Primary

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Washington state is trying out a new kind of primary this week. It's a non-partisan event. And the top two finalists in every race — regardless of party — move on to the general election. The parties hate it and there's a sense that this effort to reform an entrenched system might create something worse.