A Republican Liberty Caucus-endorsed candidate for Congress in Washington state finished ahead of his Democrat incumbent opponent in a five-way primary last Tuesday.
John Koster, the Republican nominee for Congress in District 2 and a Snohomish County Commissioner, edged Democrat incumbent Rick Larsen in the total number of votes received in the primary, according to Politico.
According to the secretary of state’s Web site late Friday, Koster received 73,899 votes, or 42.2 percent, in the Aug. 17 primary to Larsen’s 73,623 votes, or 42 percent. About 175,200 votes were cast. Three other candidates were eliminated and Koster will now face Larsen head on this November.
Larsen is a five-term incumbent and was not on the National Democratic Congressional Committee’s list of vulnerable incumbents until now.
Go John Koster!