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Militant Republican legislator Elizabeth Scott to challenge Suzan DelBene in 2016

Excerpt: Last night, it was reported that Republicans have found a challenger to run against Democratic Congresswoman Suzan DelBene in 2016: the gun-toting, background check-denouncing Elizabeth Scott, who currently serves in the Republican minority in the Washington State House of Representatives. Republicans have not defeated a Democratic incumbent for federal or statewide office in Washington for […]
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Pedro Celis overtakes Robert Sutherland for second place in 1st Congressional District

Excerpt: Most of Washington’s thirty-nine counties have just finished tabulating a fresh batch of ballots, and there is significant news to report in the 1st Congressional District: Republican Pedro Celis, who national and state Republican officials recruited to challenge incumbent Suzan DelBene, has now moved into second place after having trailed another Republican, Robert Sutherland, for […]
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Ready, set, match! Fall congressional contests taking shape thanks to today’s election

Excerpt: Back in May, more than fifty individuals filed paperwork (either in person, by mail, or electronically) to formally declare their candidacies for United States House of Representatives in one of Washington’s ten congressional districts. By the time the August winnowing election is certified later this month, only twenty will be left, with nearly half of […]
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Suzan DelBene cruising in early returns; redrawn 1st District looks safely Democratic

Excerpt: Ever since Washington’s 1st Congressional District was redrawn back in 2011, it has been widely characterized as the state’s most evenly divided political subdivision… a true “tossup” district if there ever was one. But looking at tonight’s winnowing election results, a newcomer to Washington politics might be forgiven for thinking that the 1st is a […]
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Republican Pedro Celis confirms he’ll challenge Suzan DelBene for U.S. House

Excerpt: With less than ninety days to go until the filing deadline arrives, the Republican Party has finally found a challenger for U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene: Pedro Celis, a fifty-four year old former software engineer who resides in Redmond. Celis worked for Microsoft for more than a decade and is now a member of the board […]
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U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene sworn into office as our newest member of Congress

Excerpt: All of us at NPI would like to extend our warmest congratulations to our good friend Suzan DelBene, who, as of today, is the newest member of Congress from the great state of Washington, succeeding our governor-elect. Suzan, as most readers likely know, was easily elected to serve out the remainder of Jay Inslee’s term […]
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John Koster: “The rape thing” is not a valid reason for a woman to terminate a pregnancy

Excerpt: Another week, another insensitive and offensive comment about rape from a self-righteous male Republican who doesn’t believe in the right to privacy. Following in the footsteps of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, our own local archconservative candidate for U.S. House – John Koster – has candidly stated his own extreme (and ignorant) views on reproductive […]
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Ad Watch: Gubernatorial air war gets more intense; more campaigns go up on television

Excerpt: Welcome back to Ad Watch, our newest special series, which is running weekly from now until election week. The purpose of this series is to attempt to catalog, or index, the many campaign ads that are going up on television (and sometimes radio) to influence elections in the Pacific Northwest. In each installment, we’ll briefly […]
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Suzan DelBene gets boost from EMILY’s List, DCCC; Roll Call now rates WA-01 “Leans D”

Excerpt: The last forty-eight hours have been pretty sweet for Suzan DelBene and her campaign team. The good news just keeps rolling in following her big win in this month’s winnowing election, which ended Tuesday. First, the DCCC has confirmed that DelBene will receive priority support over the next three months as she battles John Koster […]
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Suzan DelBene wins big in WA-01, will face John Koster in November

Excerpt: Well, that was anticlimactic. Contrary to what many pundits and political commentators had predicted, the five-way Democratic contest for U.S. House in Washington’s 1st Congressional District is turning out to be not close at all. As of 9:40 PM, with no more ballots expected to be tabulated until tomorrow, former Microsoft vice president Suzan DelBene […]
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Suzan DelBene enters congressional sweepstakes in Washington’s new 1st District

Excerpt: Ending weeks of speculation as to whether she would join the crowded field of Democrats and Republicans who want to represent Washington’s new 1st Congressional District, Suzan DelBene has officially declared her candidacy for U.S. House, saying she has the experience and the vision to represent suburban and rural King, Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatom counties. […]
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Marko Liias exits congressional sweepstakes; other WA-01 candidates stay in

Excerpt: “[I]t’s often said that democracy is about voters choosing their politicians. But in the redistricting process, it’s politicians choosing their voters. And in many ways, those decisions can be more important than elections in some context.” — Nate Persily, Beekman Professor of Law and Political Science at Columbia University, commenting on the importance of redistricting […]
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Darcy Burner launches third campaign for U.S. House, joins congressional sweepstakes

Excerpt: Declaring that “no one is above the law – not even the rich and powerful”, two-time Dave Reichert challenger and ProgressiveCongress founder Darcy Burner formally announced this morning that she is running for Congress for a third time after spending the last few days readying her new website and confirming to friends that she’s decided […]
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