Inslee, GOP's Culp advance in Washington governor's race

Inslee, GOP's Culp advance in Washington governor's race
© Getty/YouTube

Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeBarr asked prosecutors to explore charging Seattle mayor over protest zone: report Bottom line Oregon senator says Trump's blame on 'forest management' for wildfires is 'just a big and devastating lie' MORE (D) and Republican Loren Culp advanced in the state’s all-party gubernatorial primary Tuesday, kicking off the general election campaign.

Inslee came out on top of a crowded field of candidates in the state's "jungle primary," which sends the top-two vote-getters to the general election on Nov. 3 regardless of their party affiliation.

The incumbent governor, who is seeking a third term, drew more than 50 percent of the vote while Culp, a small-town police chief, was running in second at about 17 percent, according to The Associated Press.

Inslee won his second term in 2016 by about 8 points, and his race is rated as “solid” Democratic by the Cook Political Report.