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Spin Control

White has tough task in facing Billig

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. (Jonathan Brunt / The Spokesman-Review)
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. (Jonathan Brunt / The Spokesman-Review)





The top photo is Andy Billig's reaction to the announcement that he would advance to the general election.

The next photo is Billig's response to finding out he will face Republican Dave White in the general election.

It's hard to blame Billig for appearing to be more jubilant when learning that he will face a Republican in the general election. The 3rd Legislative District is heavily Democratic.

Asked about his response, he said he was most excited to just move on.

"Our goal was to make it to the general election, and we achieved that goal," Billig said.



Jonathan Brunt
Jonathan Brunt joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. He is the government editor. He previously was a reporter who covered Spokane City Hall, Spokane County government and public safety.

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