While I appreciate that the Spokesman-Review wants to raise awareness and discourage people from making the mistake of voting for Matt Shea (May 5 editorial, “Don’t let incumbents run without challenge”), they make a vital error about our Washington state primary system, and it casts a tremendous bias on the entire angle of this article.
They wrote this with the assumption that we have a party primary system, meaning that the only real contest would be between candidates running against each other from the same party. That’s not how our system works. We have a top 2 primary, which means that only two candidates go through to the general election: the two candidates that receive the most votes, regardless of party.
There are no free passes. I intend to make it through to the general election the same way I do everything, by working hard and earning it, regardless of who I end up running against.
Lori Feagan, candidate for Wash. state Representative in the 4th LD