Congressional candidates Suzan DelBene and Bill Driscoll are headed to the general election. And if first-night results hold up, Troy Kelley will edge out fellow legislator Craig Pridemore for a spot in the November contest for state auditor.
What do Medina Democrat DelBene, Tacoma Republican Driscoll and Tacoma Democrat Kelley have in common? All of them are leaning heavily on their own bank accounts, which allowed them to establish a presence on TV that their rivals lacked.
Kelley, a former executive with First American Title Insurance Co. who went on to found his own document-recording company, kicked in $240,000 of his own money. Driscoll, a …