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NATIONAL ELECTION RETURNS : EDITION-TIME COMPILATIONS : State-by-State Election Reports of Key Races and Issues : Washington

November 05, 1986

SEATTLE — Former Transportation Secretary Brock Adams, a Democrat, unseated Republican Sen. Slade Gorton in a close race. With 73% of the vote counted, Adams was ahead, 51% to 49%. Gorton, criticized over his handling of the nuclear waste issue, received campaign help from President Reagan in the final days before the election.

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