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August 17, 2010 in City
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Spokane County Commissioner Bonnie Mager looks at election results at Hamilton Studios’ Toad Hall, where Democrats gathered Tuesday night, Aug. 17, 2010. Mager led the field after the first night of results with 47 percent of the vote.

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Clyde Cordero, a Democratic candidate for Congress in the 5th District, reacts as primary election results for his race are announced at Hamilton Studios’ Toad Hall, where the Democrats gathered Tuesday night, Aug. 17, 2010. Cordero finished with about 6 percent of the vote.

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Andy Billig and his daughter, Bella Billig, 10, smile after seeing primary election results Tuesday night, Aug. 17, 2010, at Hamilton Studios’ Toad Hall. Billig, a Democratic candidate for the Washington state House in the 3rd District, had 29.4 percent of the vote after the first night of counting and will advance to the general election.

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Congressional candidate Daryl Romeyn speaks Tuesday night, Aug. 17, 2010, at Hamilton Studios’ Toad Hall, where Democrats gathered. In the first night of counting, Romeyn finished with 12.3 percent of the vote and likely will advance to face U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the general election.