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Category Archives: Elections

Democratic Secretaries of State discuss protecting the vote at Netroots Nation 2020

Excerpt: Denise Merrill of Connecticut, Jena Griswold of Colorado, and Jocelyn Benson of Michigan teamed up for a panel that previewed the 2020 presidential election.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first appearance together as running mates

Excerpt: The two appeared together at a live-streamed event where their speeches highlighted their respect for one another and the necessity of taking down Trump.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Washington’s 2020 Top Two turnout is the highest ever; ballots still being counted

Excerpt: Remember 2008? We're seeing voter turnout now that dwarfs what we saw then, at least for the qualifying or winnowing round in the Evergreen State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Are Democrats ready to defend Kamala Harris from the misogyny Geraldine Ferraro faced?

Excerpt: Kamala Harris will be attacked for her competence. Have her back over the next eighty-plus days. No nastiness should be allowed to detract from those abilities recognized by Donald and Ivanka Trump as political donors in the last decade.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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It’s official: Joe Biden has selected Senator Kamala Harris as his 2020 running mate

Excerpt: Harris, a former rival of Biden's for the presidential nomination, is the first Black woman and the first Asian American woman to be the presumptive vice presidential nominee of a major political party. 
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Suburbs getting bluer, rural areas getting redder, early 2020 legislative results suggest

Excerpt: The 2020 Washington Top Two election served as a vetting exercise on Tuesday night, with initial returns identifying the most endangered incumbents in the Washington State Legislature of both major political parties.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Washington’s next Lieutenant Governor will be either Denny Heck or Marko Liias, it seems

Excerpt: Cyrus Habib is all but guaranteed to be succeeded by a fellow Democrat when he leaves office in early 2021 to join the Jesuits.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Governor Jay Inslee on course to easily win a third term as Tim Eyman crashes and burns

Excerpt: Inslee, sixty-nine, has an outright majority of the vote in ballots counted so far, which means he has more support than every single one of his thirty-six challengers combined.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Crowded field vies to succeed Representative Denny Heck in Washington’s 10th District

Excerpt: Marilyn Strickland, Beth Doglio, Kristine Reeves, Phil Gardner, and Joshua Collins are among the candidates hoping to take Heck's place in Congress.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Scramble for the Senate: Democrats delight in forcing Republicans to play defense in Kansas

Excerpt: Kansas is a right wing stronghold, but a divisive Republican U.S. Senate primary is giving Democrats cause for hope.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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As Top Two election nears, remember to take time to get up to speed on downballot races

Excerpt: Washingtonians, when you vote, make sure you vote for each and every downballot office. They matter. The deadline to return a ballot is Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 at 8 PM. 
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Southwest exposure: Long takes on Herrera Beutler in marquee 3rd CD House rematch

Excerpt: The Evergreen State once again has a House challenge on its hands. The 3rd is the lone West Coast district (outside Alaska) bordering the Pacific Ocean that is still represented by a Republican. Will that change in 2020?
Written by:Joel Connelly
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More negative momentum for Tim Eyman: Scammer falls to 4% in new Elway Poll

Excerpt: If this data is indicative of the actual results, Tim Eyman won't be moving on to the November general election to face Jay Inslee.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Democrats target districts sculpted to lean Republican in Washington legislative races

Excerpt: The Washington State Democratic Party is seeking to expand on its 2018 gains by going on offense again in 2020 in districts drawn to be favorable to Republicans.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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