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Kilmer cruises to Primary Election night win in second bid for Congress

Congressman Derek Kilmer has advanced to November's General Election and will defend his 6th District seat this fall against Republican challenger Marty McClendon.

Kilmer, a Democrat from Gig Harbor who is serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, led all candidates in the four-way Primary Election race.

In early vote returns on Election Night, Kilmer had pulled in 60 percent of the vote.

McClendon was second with 33 percent of the vote.

The other two candidates in the race were W. (Greybeard) McPherson and Douglas Milholland.

McPherson is not affiliated with a political party, collected 2.9 percent of the vote, while Milholland, a Green Party candidate, had 2.4 percent.

The vote tally Election Night had Kilmer with 42,617 votes; McClendon, 23,707; McPherson, 2,054; and Milholland, 1,691 .

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