US Senate election results: Murray, Smiley advance in Washington state
Patty Murray, D- WA, pictured on Capitol Hill, July 13, 2022, in Washington, D.C.. - Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images North America/TNS

SEATTLE — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat seeking a sixth term, led Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley in primary election results Tuesday, with most counties reporting. Murray and Smiley will face off again in the November general election, with issues like abortion rights and inflation likely to animate their debates. The Associated Press declared the primary settled Tuesday night, predicting Murray and Smiley would advance. Murray received 55% of the votes counted so far in the statewide race, while Smiley claimed 32%. More primary votes will be counted in the coming days. There were 1...