“2. WA is a “top two” state, meaning the two primary candidates who receive the highest number of votes will advance to the general election, regardless of party. “
That’s a fine way to destroy the political parties and kill off conservatives.
the top 2 rule will help conservatives. In districts that are hopelessly DEM.
Run a conservative DEM and he can come in 2nd place with GOP votes. Cannot happen in a conventional primary. Then the General election becomes another DEM primary and the lefty can be beaten.
See Ned Lamont vs. Lieberman ‘06 in CT. Lamont got crushed. What a great opportunity for those who have a brain.