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Category Archives: Elections

Scramble for the Senate: Can Democrats show Colorado’s Cory Gardner the door?

Excerpt: If Joe Biden wants his policy agenda to be enacted, the Democrats have to win the Senate. Can they flip Cory Gardner's seat in Colorado?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Most Washingtonians not sure who they’ll vote for in state’s 2020 Supreme Court races

Excerpt: Only one in five voters surveyed express a preference between recently appointed Justices G. Helen Whitener and Raquel Montoya-Lewis and their challengers Richard Serns and David Larson.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Let’s think + act beyond presidential politics to build a progressive agenda for America

Excerpt: In this thoughtful longread, MLK County Democratic Chair Shasti Conrad outlines a path forward for progressive activists and movement leaders following the suspension of the Sanders and Warren campaigns.
Written by:Shasti Conrad
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Massive unemployment fraud reminds us that online signature gathering is a terrible idea

Excerpt: The last thing anyone who cares about the integrity of our democracy should want to do is lessen public confidence in elections, which is exactly what would happen if online signature gathering were to be permitted.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Scramble for the Senate: Can Democrats pick up a seat in Arizona with Mark Kelly?

Excerpt: Democrats have high hopes that they can unseat Arizona's Republican Senator Martha McSally with the husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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NPI poll finds Joe Biden on track for landslide Washington State win in November 2020

Excerpt: The presumptive Democratic nominee might well win the Evergreen State by a larger margin than any presidential candidate since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Matt Shea is leaving the Legislature. Are his wings clipped, or is he now unrestrained?

Excerpt: The militant extremist has decided not to seek another term, but that doesn't mean he is no longer a menace to Washington State and the Pacific Northwest.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Donald Trump is becoming more unpopular in Washington State’s suburbs, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: About three out of five likely Evergreen State voters said they disapproved of Trump's job performance, the same as in past years -- but there were changes at the regional level.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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New SurveyUSA poll finds support for Jay Inslee going up as scammer Tim Eyman slips

Excerpt: Support for Jay Inslee's reelection has climbed to 50% as of May 2020, up from 39% in January 2020, while Tim Eyman is down from 11% to 8%.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Joe Biden wins Oregon presidential primary, giving him a clean sweep of the Pacific NW

Excerpt: The presumptive Democratic nominee won Washington and Idaho's state run primaries on March 10th, then picked up Alaska on April 4th. Now he has about 69% of the vote in Oregon.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Filing Week 2020 postmortem: Who dropped out by the candidate withdrawal deadline?

Excerpt: Now that the candidate withdrawal deadline has passed, the official list of candidates that will appear on the 2020 August Top Two ballot has become final. There were some surprising exits.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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WA Filing Week 2020: A look at who filed in key races as of Friday afternoon

Excerpt: Who had joined the ranks of aspiring public office seekers in Washington State as of Friday afternoon on Filing Week 2020? Read this post to find out!
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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WA Filing Week 2020: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Friday morning

Excerpt: Who had joined the ranks of aspiring public office seekers in Washington State as of Friday morning on Filing Week 2020? Read this post to find out!
Written by:Rich Erwin
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WA Filing Week 2020: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Thursday afternoon

Excerpt: Who had joined the ranks of aspiring public office seekers in Washington State as of Thursday afternoon on Filing Week 2020? Read this post to find out!
Written by:Rich Erwin
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