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Category Archives: Party Politics

House Democrats select Laurie Jinkins to be next Speaker of the Washington State House

Excerpt: The Northwest Progressive Institute congratulates Laurie Jinkins on being designated as the next Speaker of the Washington State House of Representatives by her Democratic colleagues.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Bothell: Democratic PCOs meeting to choose nominees to succeed Guy Palumbo

Excerpt: NPI is live in Bothell observing the WSDCC's special nominating caucus to draw up a list of nominees for the State Senate vacancy created by Guy Palumbo's resignation and a possible House vacancy if Derek Stanford is chosen to take Palumbo's place.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Milwaukee selected as the host city for the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Excerpt: It's official: the Democratic Party will gather in the Midwest to nominate its next standard bearers for President and Vice President of the United States.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Meet the Democrats joining the Washington State Legislature on January 14th, 2019

Excerpt: The November 2018 midterms produced a more diverse Washington State Legislature. Get to know the newest Democratic representative and senators!
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Meet the 2018 contenders in Washington’s 8th Congressional District: Shannon Hader

Excerpt: Read NPI's profile of Dr. Shannon Hader, one of three credible Democratic candidates vying to advance to the November general election in Washington's 8th Congressional District.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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Gavin Newsom and Dianne Feinstein secure top spots in California’s marquee contests

Excerpt: Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 was Top Two Election Day in California. Read our analysis of the early returns in the marquee contests for Governor and United States Senator.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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Senator Maria Cantwell enjoys a robust lead over Susan Hutchison, new NPI poll finds

Excerpt: Maria Cantwell is well positioned to continue on in the United States Senate with seatmate Patty Murray for another six years, a new NPI poll has found. 52% of respondents said they would support Cantwell, while only 36% would support Republican Susan Hutchison.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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Paul Ryan backs down; Patrick Conroy will remain in his post as U.S. House chaplain

Excerpt: The veteran United States House chaplain, a beloved Jesuit priest, will continue with his ministry to the chamber's four hundred and thirty five voting members after Speaker Paul Ryan backed down and assented to Conroy's wish to rescind the resignation he had unhappily offered last month at Ryan's behest.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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At Everett Library, crowd gathers to discuss Trump, fascism, and white supremacism

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of yesterday's symposium on right wing extremism with investigative journalists David Neiwert and Scott North, titled The Radical Right and Its Effects on Communities.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Washington State Republicans elect Caleb Heimlich as successor to Susan Hutchison

Excerpt: At a meeting in Moses Lake, the Washington State Republican Party's Central Committee tapped Executive Director Caleb Heimlich to take over from Susan Hutchison as its next Chair, the WSRP announced in a tweet earlier today.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Susan Hutchison resigns as Chair of the Washington State Republican Party

Excerpt: Donald Trump admirer Susan Hutchison gave notice today that she intends to stand down as Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party effective February 4th, 2018, having spent about five years in the position.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Patty Kuderer: Republicans are mismanaging the Washington State Senate — let’s fire them

Excerpt: This year, voters in five legislative districts holding special elections will decide who controls the Washington State Legislature in 2018. The two chambers are currently each divided by the narrowest of majorities, with Democrats holding a razor thin majority in the House and Republicans holding a razor thin majority in the Senate. While the Democratic […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ohio’s Tim Ryan thinks the way for Democrats to win elections is to become Republican-lite

Excerpt: Only someone inhabiting a bubble could possibly believe that the way for Democrats to win in 2018 is by embracing the agenda of the United States Chamber of Commerce. But that’s exactly what Tim Ryan of Ohio wants to do. Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan is going against party leaders and calling for a business friendly […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman, Republican lobbyist

Excerpt: Eyman has always had a relationship with the Republican Party, but it's never been this tight before.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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