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Poll Watch: Elway finds solid lead for Murray; Steve Hobbs barely ahead of Julie Anderson

Excerpt: With less than a month until ballots drop, Elway Research has found a thirteen point lead for Democrats in Washington's 2022 U.S. Senate race along with a statistical tie in the Secretary of State contest.
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Well, that’s embarrassing: Republicans won’t have a candidate for Washington Secretary of State listed on the general election ballot

Excerpt: With three counts now completed, it looks like Democratic incumbent Steve Hobbs will be facing unaffiliated candidate (and Pierce County Auditor) Julie Anderson this fall, leaving Republicans shut out of the final round for an office they continuously controlled from the 1950s until last year.
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Washington’s once sleepy special election for Secretary of State is now on the media’s radar

Excerpt: In the 2022 Top Two election, incumbent Steve Hobbs faces three Republicans -- Keith Wagoner, Mark Miloscia, and Bob Hagglund, along with Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, who is running as an independent, plus a conspiracy theorist, Tamborine Borrelli, an unaffiliated candidate named Kurtis Engle, and one other Democratic candidate, Marquez Tiggs, who is running without money or party support.
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Poll Watch: Crosscut/Elway finds twenty point lead for Patty Murray and Democrats

Excerpt: For the second time in as many weeks, a new poll has been released that correlates NPI's recent statewide poll findings demonstrating that it's the Democratic Party that is heading into the midterms in Washington State with momentum and vote enthusiasm.
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Midterms marvel: Seattle Times endorses a Democratic-only slate in marquee races

Excerpt: In what may come as a pleasant surprise to the majority of its readers, The Seattle Times is recommending a Democratic-only slate of candidates in each of the marquee contests that's on the 2022 ballot. 
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Steve Hobbs leads crowded field for Secretary of State (WA), with most voters undecided

Excerpt: While a significant majority of voters (56%) said they were unsure, which was unsurprising considering the number of choices in the question, Hobbs was the clear leader among those who did offer an opinion, with 17% saying they would vote for him. No other candidate received support beyond 6%.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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