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Congratulations, Gael!

Last night, as the first elec­tion results were released, one of our own learned that she will almost cer­tain­ly be the next fresh­man state rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Wash­ing­ton’s 36th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict, which encom­pass­es neigh­bor­hoods like Mag­no­lia and Bal­lard as well as much of Queen Anne. On behalf of all of NPI’s oth­er board mem­bers and all of NPI’s […]

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Secretary of State contest very close: Democrat Kathleen Drew trails, but could reclaim lead by end of the week

Over the last few days, I’ve heard sev­er­al peo­ple pre­dict that Wash­ing­ton’s 2012 guber­na­to­r­i­al race would like­ly be as tight as the 2004 con­test between Chris Gre­goire and Dino Rossi, which dragged on for weeks as bal­lots were count­ed and recount­ed. It does­n’t look like that will be the case; Jay Inslee has a lead […]

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Record number of Democratic women headed to U.S. Senate for 113th Congress

Exact­ly two decades after the 1992 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, some­times called the “year of the woman” or “year of the women”, the Amer­i­can peo­ple have made his­to­ry by elect­ing a record num­ber of female can­di­dates to the nation’s upper leg­isla­tive cham­ber. Near­ly all of them are Democ­rats. Vot­ers enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly reelect­ed Sen­a­tors Maria Cantwell of Wash­ing­ton, Kristen […]

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Democrat Heidi Heitkamp prevails in North Dakota in upset of the night

Who says Democ­rats can no longer win in the prairies of the Mid­west? The Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty’s ener­getic, per­son­able, and peo­­ple-focused nom­i­nee for U.S. Sen­ate in North Dako­ta, Hei­di Heitkamp, appears to have won a sur­pris­ing vic­to­ry in one of the nation’s most con­ser­v­a­tive states. Repub­li­cans had thought the Sen­ate seat cur­rent­ly held by Kent Conrad […]