9th District race to feature 2 Dems in November

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The 9th Congressional District will have two Democrats on the ballot in November.

Democrat Sarah Smith secured advancement to the November ballot after Monday’s ballot updates from King and Pierce Counties. She’s hoping to unseat Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, who has represented the district for more than two decades.

Under Washington’s primary system, all candidates appear on the same ballot and the top two vote getters advance to the general election, regardless of party.

Sarah Smith was recruited to run by Brand New Congress, the same group that backed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s Democratic primary this summer.