SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the Washington state primary (all times local):

5:02 p.m.

A progressive Democrat has edged into the second spot in the race for the 9th Congressional District.

After Pierce county updated its ballot count Thursday night, Democrat Sarah Smith was 196 votes ahead of Republican Doug Basler. Her lead dropped slightly from the 376 vote advantage she had when King County updated its count. If her lead holds, she'd advance to the November ballot along with Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, who has represented the district for more than two decades.

Under Washington's primary system, all candidates appear on the same ballot and the top two vote getters advance to the general election, regardless of party.

Sarah Smith was recruited to run by Brand New Congress, the same group that backed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's Democratic primary this summer.

The next ballot update from both counties is Friday afternoon.

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4:50 p.m.

Democrat Kim Schrier is maintaining her lead for the second spot in Washington's 8th District Congressional primary election.

Schrier, a pediatrician, was in second place in updated returns Thursday, followed closely by attorney Jason Rittereiser. Republican Dino Rossi, a former state lawmaker who had unsuccessful runs for governor and the U.S. Senate, advanced Tuesday to the November election. The top two vote getters are placed on the November ballot, regardless of party.

The next ballot update is Friday afternoon.

Long-time incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert is retiring. The seat has been held by Republicans since it was created in 1980.

The district includes the eastern suburbs of Seattle and stretches into the rural Cascade Mountains. It is among about two dozen across the country that are held by Republicans but whose voters chose Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, making it a critical potential pickup for the Democrats trying to gain control of the House for the first time since 2010.

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4:40 p.m.

A progressive Democrat has edged into the second spot in the race for the 9th Congressional District.

Democrat Sarah Smith was 376 votes ahead of Republican Doug Basler when the latest ballot count was updated Thursday afternoon. If her lead holds, she'd advance to the November ballot along with Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, who has represented the district for more than two decades.

Under Washington's primary system, all candidates appear on the same ballot and the top two vote getters advance to the general election, regardless of party.

Sarah Smith was recruited to run by Brand New Congress, the same group that backed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's Democratic primary this summer.

The ballot update is Friday afternoon.