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Tag Archives: WA-08

Dave Reichert takes a pass on challenging Jay Inslee for governor in 2016

Excerpt: Today in anticlimactic announcements, Dave Reichert declared that he he will be seeking reelection to Congress in 2016, and not running for governor. Like so many of you, I have been extremely disappointed in the decisions coming out of the Governor’s Office — regarding our schools, the health of our children, and most recently a decision 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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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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