UPDATED: Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, seeking her sixth term, easily beat back challenges from three other candidates in yesterdayâ€™s primary election.
McMorris Rodgers, a Republican, garnered 60,351 (51.74 percent) in the first day of election tabulations. Democrat Joseph Pakootas finished second in the primary with 33,643 votes.
The top two candidates in all primary elections advance to the November general election.
The other candidates were Independent Dave Wilson (13,157) and Republican Tom Horne (9,501).