A political group trying to drive big money out of politics is endorsing three House Democratic candidates — and declaring it an electoral necessity that the party adopt an aggressive message of campaign finance reform.
Most primary ballots were counted Wednesday, tightening the races in some Mid-Columbia races. A Richland City Councilwoman pulled ahead of her closest challenger after more ballots were counted but her challengers just a few votes apart.
Bob Thompson seldom pulls punches as a member of the Richland City Council. In Tuesday’s primary, the city’s mayor secured a commanding lead going into the Nov. 7 general election to face business owner Rhoda Williams.
Rebecca Francik, who’s been on the Pasco City Council since 1996, and businessman David Milne nabbed the top two spots in the Aug. 1, 2017, primary election. They will face off for Francik’s seat in November.
Richland City Council members Sandra Kent and Dori Luzzo Gilmour both appear headed for November’s general election, based on Tuesday’s initial primary results. While Kent had a fairly comfortable lead for her Position 3 seat, Luzzo Gilmour was neck-and-neck with one of her challengers.
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