Behind in fundraising with razor-thin polls, Seattle City Attorney faces uncertain path to reelection

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes. (AP file/Elaine Thompson)

In April, it looked as though incumbent Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes may very well end up running unopposed, after early challenger Steve Fortney abruptly dropped out. Then, two candidates threw their hats into the ring just before the city’s late-May filing deadline, leading to a primary race that appears to be far from decided.

Race for Seattle City Attorney draws pair of last-minute challengers

The cracks first began to show in mid-July, when polling data published by the Northwest Progressive Institute (NPI) showed that despite Holmes’ status as a 12-year incumbent, he was running neck-and-neck

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