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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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Hilary Franz comfortably ahead in 2020 contest for Commissioner of Public Lands

Excerpt: Though Republicans put up a decent candidate in Sue Kuehl Pederson, Democrats are strongly favored to keep control of the position that heads Washington's Department of Natural Resources.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Mike Pellicciotti ahead of Duane Davidson; office of State Treasurer could flip Democratic

Excerpt: Democrats in Washington are well positioned to recapture the downballot office that is responsible for the management of the state's money, NPI research shows.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Pat McCarthy has ample lead over Chris Leyba in bid to remain Washington State Auditor

Excerpt: Former Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy appears to be on track to keep the position of Washington State Auditor in Democratic hands, four years after taking over from convicted successor Troy Kelley, NPI's research has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kim Wyman ahead in tight Secretary of State contest; NPI’s Gael Tarleton gaining ground

Excerpt: Republicans in Washington State are trying to keep their decades-long winning streak going for the office that oversees elections. Democrats hope their candidate can pull off a come-from-behind win.
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Attorney General Bob Ferguson enjoys wide lead over Republican challenger Matt Larkin

Excerpt: Voters in Washington State are ready to return their incumbent chief law enforcement officer to another term in office, NPI's October 2020 poll has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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