Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is Facing Seven in Primary

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Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is facing sevenchallengers in his bid for a third term.

Voters in Tuesday's primary are deciding the top two candidates to advance to the Nov. 3 general election.

Nickels' main opponents include city councilwoman Jan Drago, cell phone executive Joe Mallahan, Sierra Club activist Mike McGinn and former Sonics basketball player James Donaldson.

Seattle voters also will have a big say in the election of a new King County executive. Recent polling shows former TV anchor Susan Hutchison leading four main rivals: King County Councilmen LarryPhillips and Dow Constantine, state Sen. Fred Jarrett and stateRep. Ross Hunter.

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