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Category Archives: Party Politics

A reckoning for ticket-splitters: Can you vote for any Republican who sticks with Trump?

Excerpt: The Republican Party has become a cult that adores an unaccountable sociopath. Perhaps the time has come for a new center-right political party rooted in conservative values.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Sarah Augustine chosen as Chair of the 2021 Washington State Redistricting Commission

Excerpt: Meet the newest member of the body that will attempt to redraw Washington State's legislative and congressional district boundaries for the next ten years.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Scramble for the Senate: Democrats finally prevail in their quest to regain a majority

Excerpt: With the victories of Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, the Democrats have secured tenuous control of the upper house of Congress.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Scramble for the Senate: Alex Padilla will be California’s next U.S. Senator

Excerpt: California's Secretary of State will become the first Latino to represent the Golden State in the U.S. Senate.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Brady Walkinshaw, April Sims to represent Democrats on 2021 Redistricting Commission

Excerpt: Democratic legislative leaders in Washington have chosen the first Latino Redistricting Commissioner as well as the first woman of color and Black Redistricting Commissioner to help draw the state's 2021 legislative and congressional maps.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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President-elect Joe Biden appoints Ron Klain as his incoming White House Chief of Staff

Excerpt: Klain has decades of experience in the White House, as well as a close personal relationship with Biden.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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What’s next for the Republicans following Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s defeat?

Excerpt: A new administration will soon be taking office. How will Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' victory alter the trajectory of the Republican Party?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Scramble for the Senate: Who will replace Kamala Harris if the Democratic ticket wins?

Excerpt: If Joe Biden wins in November, Kamala Harris will have to leave her seat in the U.S. Senate. Who might replace her?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Scandals and ethics violations abound as the 2020 Republican National Convention begins

Excerpt: It should really be called the Trump National Convention, because that's what it is: a carnival in allegiance to a man who represents the worst of humanity.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Joe Biden dwells among us: He’s not just from the people or for the people, but of the people

Excerpt: America’s past leaders have told us that they are from the people and for the people. 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden added a dimension in his Thursday night acceptance speech. Biden is *of* the people.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Netroots Nation 2020 opens with “biggest, baddest, blackest panel of the summer”

Excerpt: Speakers included Representative Joe Neguse of Colorado, Maurice Mitchell of the Working Families Party, likely future U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman, and Stacey Abrams.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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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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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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