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Tag Archives: WA-03

Washington State Republican Party claims it’s “thriving,” but that’s not what the data shows

Excerpt: State Republican Chair Caleb Heimlich says that Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat isn't being fair to the party. NPI's founder debunks that allegation.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Dr. Kim Schrier to speak at NPI’s Sixteenth Anniversary Picnic on Saturday, August 24th

Excerpt: We're excited to announce that Dr. Kim Schrier will be a featured speaker at our Sixteenth Anniversary Picnic on Saturday, August 24th. Learn more:
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Carolyn Long is challenging Jaime Herrera-Beutler again in Washington’s 3rd District

Excerpt: The Democratic effort to flip Washington's 3rd Congressional District blue has officially taken flight.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera-Beutler returns from multi-week maternity leave

Excerpt: Washington State's congressional delegation is back at full strength now that Jaime Herrera-Beutler has returned to work with her newborn daughter Isana.
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Here comes the blue wave: Early Top Two returns suggest a Democratic tsunami in 2018

Excerpt: Washington's Democratic Party is poised to drastically increase its legislative majorities and has a chance of picking up not one, not two, but three U.S. House seats this autumn, early returns in the state's August Top Two election suggest.
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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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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