Kilmer to face Bloom in general election

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer and challenger Todd A. Bloom will advance to the Nov. 8 general election for the 6th Congressional District seat.

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer and challenger Todd A. Bloom will advance to the Nov. 8 general election for the 6th Congressional District seat.

Kilmer, a Gig Harbor Democrat who grew up in Port Angeles, won 52,690 votes, or 58.65 percent. He was first elected in 2012 to the district that includes the North Olympic Peninsula.

Bloom, an accountant and a Navy veteran living in Tacoma, won 21,378 votes, or 23.8 percent.

Republican Stephen Andrew Brodhead won 7,986 votes, or 8.89 percent; Mike Coverdale, who filed with no party preference won 4,081 votes or 4.54 percent; Paul Nuchims, a Democrat, took 2,118 votes, or 2.36 percent; and Tyler Myles Vega, Green Party, won 1,580 votes, or 1.76 percent.

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