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Category Archives: Elections

Tim Eyman’s pals fail miserably in their attempt to intervene in I‑976 legal challenge

Excerpt: The Washington State Supreme Court made mincemeat out of a motion filed by Tim Eyman's friends to intervene in the case against Eyman's initiative to defund multimodal transportation infrastructure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Supreme Court keeps injunction against Tim Eyman’s I‑976 in place

Excerpt: The Washington State Supreme Court has decided that Tim Eyman's most recent initiative will remain paused while its constitutionality (or lack thereof) is determined.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Raquel Montoya-Lewis joins Washington’s highest court as first Native American justice

Excerpt: In a history-making appointment, Governor Jay Inslee has chosen the state's only Native American Superior Court judge to take the place of retiring Justice Mary Fairhurst.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Denny Heck to retire from Congress, creating an open seat in Washington’s 10th District

Excerpt: As of January 2021, the South Sound will be represented by someone new in Congress as incumbent Denny Heck passes the torch.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kamala Harris exits contest for 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

Excerpt: The California senator is out of the running for the Democratic Party's nomination to be the next President of the United States.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Steve Bullock ends his presidential bid

Excerpt: Steve Bullock has left the Democratic presidential field. Might he now run for the United States Senate against Steve Daines?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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VICTORY! Injunction granted to prevent Tim Eyman’s destructive I‑976 from taking effect

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter's scheme to deprive the state, Sound Transit, and cities of billions in bipartisan, voter approved transportation investments has been stayed.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Attorney General’s arguments in defense of Tim Eyman’s I‑976 don’t hold water

Excerpt: The office is required by law to defend initiatives the voters pass. It is making its best effort, but its arguments cannot, in NPI's view, save the initiative.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman formally files to run for governor; WFEG files new PDC complaint against him

Excerpt: After saying as recently as two weeks ago that he didn't want to be a candidate for any office, Tim Eyman is running. For governor.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Michael Bloomberg is trying to buy the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

Excerpt: The well known billionaire and former Mayor of New York has poured millions of dollars of his own money into buying television ads, shunning retail politics.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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GIFs fly on social media after Tim Eyman claims he’s running for governor

Excerpt: Reactions were decidedly not favorable, aside from Eyman's adoring fan club, who hang on his every word.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit’s general counsel concludes that Tim Eyman’s I‑976 won’t affect ST3

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter intended to gut Sound Transit like a pig with Initiative 976, but due to his incompetence, it appears the measure won't adversely affect Sound Transit at all.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman claims he’s running for Governor of Washington in Seattle-bashing manifesto

Excerpt: If Eyman actually goes through with his plan, the Washington State Republican Party could have a Trump/Eyman ticket in 2020.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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