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Monthly Archives: May 2022

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney resigns after receiving results of leadership review

Excerpt: The United Conservatives must now pick a new leader and premier in advance of an upcoming 2023 provincial election.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Insurgent faction mostly strikes out with voters in Idaho’s 2022 Republican primary

Excerpt: Idaho’s conservative Republican rulers, who have governed the Gem State for twenty-eight years, turned back a far-right insurgency in the state's May 17th primary.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Filing Week surprise: Fundamentalist Mark Miloscia jumps into Secretary of State contest

Excerpt: Miloscia's sudden entrance into this race is an odd development. If his heart was set on running for office again, why didn't he declare six months ago and start laying the groundwork? Only two months remain until ballots show up in voters' mailboxes. That isn't much time in which to build a statewide campaign.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Is this the end for Kurt Schrader, dubbed “Oregon’s Joe Manchin?” Challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner has a sizable early lead

Excerpt: The possibility that the least progressive Democratic member of the Pacific Northwest's congressional delegation could be ousted from office after years of alienating voters and activists back home is looking very real.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Progressive legislator Andrea Salinas looks set to be the Democratic nominee for Congress in Oregon’s new 6th District

Excerpt: Democratic voters in Oregon's brand new 6th Congressional District have chosen State Representative Andrea Salinas to carry the party's standard in the coming general election, early election results indicate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Oregon’s Democratic electorate picks Tina Kotek as the party’s nominee for Governor

Excerpt: Oregon's former Democratic Speaker of the House Tina Kotek has secured the party's 2022 gubernatorial nomination and will attempt to keep the state's top position in Democratic hands this autumn, initial returns show.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Today is Primary Election Day 2022 in Oregon and Idaho: Be sure to vote!

Excerpt: Readers, if you live in the Beaver State or the Gem State, it’s very, very important you exercise your civic duty today and vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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WA Filing Week 2022: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Monday evening

Excerpt: Who had filed for public office in Washington State as of the close of filing on Monday, May 17th, 2022? This post covers notable filings and provides links to the complete list for each county.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman again begs for some benefactors to step forth and revive his initiative business

Excerpt: Standing outside the Secretary of State's Elections Annex under a covered walkway, Eyman staged a repeat performance of the event he orchestrated last autumn, in which he made a similar public plea for rich right wing funders to pony up megabucks to allow him to run a new initiative to get rid of Washington State's new capital gains tax on the wealthy
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Reagan Dunn votes against reproductive rights as Democrats vow to make abortion care an issue in the 2022 midterms

Excerpt: If you missed the movie “Twister,” watch what Dunn, who is challenging Representative Kim Schrier, says and does on reproductive rights. His mother, the late United States Representative Jennifer Dunn, who retired in 2004, was a Reagan Republican, but pro-choice.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Joe Manchin joins Republicans to defeat Women’s Health Protection Act in U.S. Senate

Excerpt: The bill, known as the Women's Health Protection Act, had been expected to get filibustered. Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer staged the vote anyway to put Republicans on record as opposed to reproductive rights
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Campaign to nix capital gains tax gets more money but hasn’t launched a signature drive

Excerpt: Despite having spent more than a quarter of a million dollars already, the Initiative 1929 campaign is still not yet in the field. It also hasn't taken the password protection off of the campaign website that a vendor was paid several thousand dollars to create. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Reagan Dunn and Jason Rantz are wrong: Moving county elections to even years won’t hurt public discourse at the local level

Excerpt: Read NPI founder Andrew Villeneuve's rebuttal to right wing arguments against the organization's proposal to switch elections for twelve King County positions to even-numbered years.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 2nd-6th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included Senate confirmation of three Biden nominees and the passage of multiple Republican-sponsored motions to instruct conferees on the negotiations for the America Competes Act.
Written by:Targeted News Service
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