PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Things are heating up in the race for Washington state’s 3rd Congressional District.

While Republicans vying for the seat battled it out among themselves, the Democrat in the hotly-contested race Marie Gluesenkamp Perez walked through the front door in the primary with the most votes at about 32%, and a spot in the November election.

Gluesenkamp Perez spoke with KOIN 6 News anchor Ken Boddie earlier this week about her campaign. Watch the full interview in the video player above.