Driscoll, Kilmer advance in race to succeed Norm Dicks

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 9:31 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A Marine Corps veteran who served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan has ousted several other Republicans from a crowded congressional race.

Bill Driscoll emerged Tuesday to come in second place in the 6th District race. He will now face state Sen. Derek Kilmer, who handily won the primary as the only Democrat in the race.

The two are seeking to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Rep. Norm Dicks.

Driscoll is a Weyerhaeuser descendent who was able to put in about $500,000 of his own money to help buoy his campaign. He still trails in fundraising against Kilmer, who has raised some $900,000.

The 6th District covers much of the Olympic Peninsula.
 

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