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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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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