Washington State Democratic Party Chair Tina Podlodowski offered the following statement on tonight's preliminary results of the primary election:
"Democrats across the state turned out to vote, and we saw that show up clearly in tonight's results. I'm especially thrilled with Manka Dhingra's strong performance in the 45th district - we were optimistic, but this is even better than expected. Manka's results tonight put us in a great position for November's general election, when turnout will be higher and even more favorable for Democrats. These results make it clear - the millions of dollars in lies that Republicans paid to put out didn't work, and voters went for Manka Dhingra, the candidate who reflects their community and their values.
"But it's not just about the 45th district - Democrats are competing in races across the state. Michelle Rylands, Karen Hardy, Nate Lowry, and Susan Swanson are beating expectations in tough legislative districts for Democrats. We're building our party across Washington to fight back against the Republicans and the toxic agenda of Donald Trump, and tonight's results make it clear that the people are fired up to resist as well.
"There's still a lot of work to do, but with results like these in the primary, I'm very excited for November and the general election."