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Washington State Republican Party claims it’s “thriving,” but that’s not what the data shows

Excerpt: State Republican Chair Caleb Heimlich says that Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat isn't being fair to the party. NPI's founder debunks that allegation.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Dave Reichert for Governor? Republicans can dream, but they can’t escape Trump in 2020

Excerpt: The Washington State Republican Party is struggling to recruit candidates for the state's nine executive department positions, including governor.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Cheer up, Seattle Times: There will be plenty of exciting in-state political drama in 2024

Excerpt: NPI founder Andrew Villeneuve suggests The Seattle Times might want to devote some ink to the real fires that are actually burning right now, like the ecological catastrophe in the Amazon or Individual Number One's assault on our rights and freedoms.
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Jay Inslee makes it official: He’s running for Governor of Washington State in 2020

Excerpt: The two-term Governor will attempt to become the first chief executive since Dan Evans in 1972 to earn a third term from Washington voters.
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Why it makes sense that Jay Inslee will likely seek a third term as Governor of Washington

Excerpt: Governor Jay Inslee's first term was -- legislatively speaking -- sabotaged by the treachery of Rodney Tom. Inslee could regain lost opportunities to sign progressive bills into law with a third term.
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Chris Reykdal set to become Washington’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction

Excerpt: State Representative Chris Reykdal (D-22nd District: Olympia, Tumwater) is set to become Washington State’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction after fresh results show it’s become mathematically impossible for him to lose. “We are up over 28,000 votes with less than 18,000 to count in our race. We have achieved a mathematical victory,” Reykdal noted in […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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As darkness envelops American democracy, Washington State charts a progressive path

Excerpt: Catastrophe. Devastating. Tragedy. Those are some of the words I’m seeing being used in an attempt to describe the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, which ended last night in a series of dark, disturbing defeats for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. And yet, while voters in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania were handing the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Poll Watch: Tina Podlodowski narrowly ahead of Kim Wyman; I-732 well under fifty percent

Excerpt: With November 8th only a month away, we’re starting to see new polling released on a near-daily basis. Today, KOMO TV and Strategies 360 released a new set of results from a recent poll they collaborated on, while Tina Podlodowski’s campaign distributed findings from a poll showing Podlodowski narrowly ahead of incumbent Republican Kim Wyman […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington’s voter turnout has been declining under Kim Wyman, data shows

Excerpt: For the past three and a half years, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman has served as the lone Republican in the state’s executive department, having taken over for Sam Reed following the 2012 presidential election. In that time, Washington has experienced an extremely worrying decline in voter participation, culminating in last year’s worst-ever general […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Thursday afternoon update: Counting continues in Top Two election

Excerpt: As the votes in Washington’s 2016 Top Two election continue to be counted, here is the latest tabulations in several of the closest races. All data is from the Secretary of State and county elections officials. Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib (D) – 20.78% Marty McClendon (R) – 19.81% 1st Legislative District, Senate Mindie Wirth (R) […]
Written by:Zach Haver
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Hilary Franz ahead of four other Democrats in contest for Commissioner of Public Lands

Excerpt: Futurewise Executive Director Hilary Franz appears to have earned a spot on the November general election ballot as the Democrat with the most support for Commissioner of Public Lands. She’s currently ahead of four other Democratic candidates — King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, former Spokane Mayor Mary Verner, Karen Porterfield, and John Stillings. Republican Steve […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Peter Goldmark announces his retirement as Washington’s Commissioner of Public Lands

Excerpt: Washington State’s incumbent Commissioner of Public Lands has just announced via Facebook that he’s decided to step down and will not seek a third term in 2016. Peter J. Goldmark, sixty-nine, has served as the state’s independently elected chief of the Department of Natural Resources since January 2009. He was originally elected in 2008, defeating […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington’s longtime Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen announces his retirement

Excerpt: In a noon speech today before the Washington State Senate, longtime Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen announced that he has decided to retire from public life after five terms and won’t seek reelection this autumn. Owen, who has served as President of the Washington State Senate since January 1997 — also filling in for Governors Gary […]
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Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn says he won’t run again in 2016

Excerpt: Incumbent Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn announced today that he has decided against running for reelection in 2016, which means we will have an open race for OSPI next year. In a statement sent to NPI and other media outlets, Dorn announced his decision and made it clear he would not be […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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