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By Roger Harnack
Franklin Connection 

Smiley headed to Nov. 8 general election

Incumbent Patty Murray leads challenger


Last updated 8/3/2022 at 1:03am

Tiffany Smiley

PASCO - A local farmgirl appears to be headed to the Nov. 8 general election.

Challenger Tiffany Smiley, R-Pasco, was sitting in second place in the race for a U.S. Senate seat behind incumbent Patty Murray, D-Shoreline, at the end of the first day of counting in the Tuesday, Aug. 2, general election.

Smiley held a commanding lead in Franklin County, but trailed statewide.

The early tally showed Murray had 557,978 votes, or 54%, and Smiley had received 330,176 votes, or 31.96%.

Leon Lawson, who prefers the Trump Republican Party, was a distant third with 33,389 votes, or 3.23%.

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