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Daily Archives: November 7th, 2012

Congratulations, Gael!

Excerpt: 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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Secretary of State contest very close: Democrat Kathleen Drew trails, but could reclaim lead by end of the week

Excerpt: 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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Record number of Democratic women headed to U.S. Senate for 113th Congress

Excerpt: 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

Excerpt: 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 […]
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