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More early returns: Bergeson well ahead of Dorn so far, but short of 50 percent to win tonight….

Incumbent state Superintendent of Public Instruction Terry Bergeson, seeking a fourth term, is drawing about 44 percent in the first batch of ballots. Her main opponent in a six-way race is Randy Dorn, a former lawmaker and head of a union representing rank-and-file school workers. Dorn's getting 27 percent so far.

Unlike most of the races on the ballot tonight, any candidate who gets more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary essentially wins the office.

Short takes and breaking news from the Washington Legislature and the state capital.