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U.S. Representative Jim McDermott announces his retirement from Congress

Excerpt: Washington’s current longest-serving member of Congress has decided to retire after nearly three decades of service to the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Jim McDermott, seventy-nine, announced at a press conference today in Seattle that he won’t seek reelection in 2016, setting the stage for what will undoubtedly be a crowded Top Two election to […]
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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