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Tag Archives: WA-Exec

Filing Week surprise: Fundamentalist Mark Miloscia jumps into Secretary of State contest

Excerpt: Miloscia's sudden entrance into this race is an odd development. If his heart was set on running for office again, why didn't he declare six months ago and start laying the groundwork? Only two months remain until ballots show up in voters' mailboxes. That isn't much time in which to build a statewide campaign.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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WA Filing Week 2022: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Monday evening

Excerpt: Who had filed for public office in Washington State as of the close of filing on Monday, May 17th, 2022? This post covers notable filings and provides links to the complete list for each county.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A close race for Secretary of State: Steve Hobbs (D) narrowly leads Keith Wagoner (R)

Excerpt: Newly appointed Democratic Secretary of State Steve Hobbs has a three point lead over Republican challenger Keith Wagoner, with Julie Anderson a distant third. 25% of voters surveyed aren't sure who they'd vote for.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Governor Jay Inslee appoints Steve Hobbs to be Washington’s next Secretary of State

Excerpt: Hobbs (D-44th District; Snohomish County) will take over on November 22nd from Republican Kim Wyman, the last Republican holding statewide office on the Left Coast, who is resigning on November 19th to take a job in the Biden administration.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington’s next Secretary of State should be a visible leader, not a passive manager

Excerpt: Washington deserves a Secretary of State who will fiercely champion voting rights, secure resources to better protect the data in our state's care, support the needs of businesses and nonprofits, and properly safeguard our state's history.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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It’s official: Kim Wyman is joining the Biden administration, will resign November 19th

Excerpt: Washington's Republican Secretary of State is leaving the state's executive department for a job with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Her resignation will allow Governor Jay Inslee to name a Democrat to take her place.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman might be joining the Biden administration

Excerpt: Bringing Wyman to DHS could enable the administration to make more headway in its efforts to prepare the country for the 2022 midterms.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Secretary of State Kim Wyman is thinking of quitting the Republican Party. Great idea!

Excerpt: "I don't know that I can continue being a Republican, because that's not what republicanism is about," Wyman told KUOW.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI’s 2020 polling correctly foreshadowed the result in every Washington statewide race

Excerpt: None of Washington State's 2020 statewide races are in doubt as of the third day of counting and tabulating. The winners, without exception, are what NPI's research suggested they would be.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Election Night indicates Washington State will see a blue tsunami, even if other states won’t

Excerpt: Suspense and savage political warfare over the outcome of the 2020 presidential race may take days or even weeks, but a blue wave crashed ashore in this Washington minutes after the 8 PM deadline for returning ballots.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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NPI’s 2020 October elections survey provides a rich political portrait of Washington State

Excerpt: Read Joel Connelly's analysis of the Northwest Progressive Institute's findings in Washington State's 2020 statewide contests.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Chris Reykdal leads for OSPI; Maia Espinoza not far behind and many voters undecided

Excerpt: Incumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, a former Democratic legislator, is ahead of his Republican-backed challenger Maia Espinoza, but not by much... and most voters surveyed by NPI are not sure who they're voting for.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Longtime Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler looks all set to win a sixth term

Excerpt: The longest-serving member of Washington State's executive department appears to be a lock for reelection to a sixth straight term as Washington State's Insurance Commissioner, NPI's recent poll of six hundred and ten likely voters has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Denny Heck has twice as much support as Marko Liias for LG, but most voters undecided

Excerpt: Washingtonians will be choosing from between two Democratic candidates in the 2020 contest for Lieutenant Governor, one of whom currently has twice as much support as the other.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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