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U.S. Representative Denny Heck makes it official: He’s running for Lieutenant Governor

Excerpt: The congressman, a veteran of the Intelligence Committee, decided to run after incumbent Cyrus Habib said he was leaving politics and joining the Jesuits.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib to serve out term, leave politics, and join the Jesuits

Excerpt: One of Washington State's most prominent elected officials has decided to exchange public life for religious life.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Right wing effort to recall Attorney General Bob Ferguson predictably ends in failure

Excerpt: Washington State's incumbent chief law enforcement officer has long bested the right wing. He's now done so again without even being a party to the proceedings.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Jeff Winmill talks to NPI about his decision to back Gael Tarleton for Secretary of State

Excerpt: Jeff Winmill announced last week that he was suspending his campaign for Washington’s Secretary of State in order to prevent a Democratic Primary now that Representative Gael Tarleton (D-36) has declared her candidacy. This is a move Winmill believes is in the best interest of taking back the vital office.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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NPI’s Gael Tarleton kicks off campaign to become Washington’s next Secretary of State

Excerpt: Incumbent Republican Kim Wyman will have a tough, credible Democratic challenger in 2020.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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