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Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's unconventional perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Monthly Archives: November 2018

Dino Rossi concedes the 2018 8th Congressional District race to Dr. Kim Schrier

Excerpt: Perennial loser Dino Rossi has thrown in the towel on his fourth consecutive failed bid for higher office in Washington State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washingtonians rejected I‑1631, but that doesn’t mean they oppose a price on pollution

Excerpt: Since I-1631 is unfortunately not going to become law in December, we need to get to work developing a new climate action plan, pronto.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Mona Das closes in on Joe Fain in 47th District; now trails by just ninety votes

Excerpt: Democratic challenger Mona Das is on the cusp of overtaking entrenched Republican State Senator and alleged rapist Joe Fain in Washington's 47th Legislative District.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Idaho overwhelmingly votes to expand Medicaid; Proposition #2 Yes vote tops 60%!

Excerpt: Voters in Idaho are giving a big thumbs up to a ballot measure to expand Medicaid to cover low income adults and people without children.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A NEW MAJORITY: Democrats capture control of the U.S. House of Representatives

Excerpt: The Democratic Party has won control of the United States House of Representatives and will be able to provide a much-needed check on Donald Trump's power beginning in just a few weeks, NBC News is projecting.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Democrat Donna Shalala pulls it out, picking up Florida’s 27th Congressional District

Excerpt: Democrat Donna Shalala has flipped Florida's 27th Congressional District seat, beating Republican contender Maria Elvira Salazar.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Democratic voters kick Republican Bruce Rauner out of the Illinois governorship

Excerpt: Goodbye, Bruce Rauner. Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker has been projected as the winner of the Illinois gubernatorial race.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Early results: Democrats get their first U.S. House pickup, Florida contests very tight

Excerpt: Polls have now closed in a number of states on the East Coast, and while many votes remain to be counted, Democrats are seeing a few early signs of progress.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Friendly Pacific NW rivalry: Oregon catches — and passes! — Washington’s voter turnout

Excerpt: Oregon has really stepped up its turnout since its last report and has rocketed past Washington to a 49% ballot return rate statewide. Washington hasn't been sitting still, though... its turnout is now up to 47.6%, and should surpass 50% by tonight.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Today is General Election Day 2018. Haven’t voted yet? It’s time to get that ballot in!

Excerpt: This is it. Election Day 2018 has arrived. Have you voted? Have you asked your family and friends if they've voted?
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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What to expect on Election Night? Nothing! Why it’s best to have no expectations at all

Excerpt: Don't worry about Election Night -- it'll arrive soon enough. Take deep breaths, focus on work that will make a positive difference, and do that work.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Voter turnout surges in Washington with just over twenty-four hours to go; Oregon lags

Excerpt: Voter turnout in Washington is strong and getting stronger, while Oregon has some catching up to do. Have you voted? How about your friends?
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Priscilla O’Leary: 1958–2018

Excerpt: On November 4th, 2018, NPI lost one of its strongest supporters: Priscilla O'Leary. Read about Priscilla's life and her contributions to progressive causes.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Mari Leavitt hopes to double Democratic representation in Washington’s 28th LD

Excerpt: Meet Democratic challenger Mari Leavitt, who decided to seek a rematch with Republican incumbent Dick Muri in Washington's 28th Legislative District this year.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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