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Tag Archives: WA-06

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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Norm Dicks says he isn’t running for reelection, will retire from U.S. House

Excerpt: Norm Dicks, the dean of Washington’s congressional delegation, has just issued a surprise announcement through his office explaining that he has come to the decision not to seek reelection to the U.S. House this year. I am announcing today my intention to complete my service in the House of Representatives at the end of the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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