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A rare East Sider win

Peter Goldmark is a rarity in statewide politics, the Washington secretary of state's office confirmed today: An East Sider who won a statewide office.

Now it's true that Goldmark did set up a residence in Seattle for the campaign, and did better in Western Washington counties than most Eastern Washington counties, he is nonetheless an Okanogan native and rancher. As such, he's the first person with an East Side address at the start of his campaign to win statewide office in ...well, a really long time.

Just how long depends on the office. Go inside to find out more

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