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Tim Eyman formally files to run for governor; WFEG files new PDC complaint against him

Excerpt: After saying as recently as two weeks ago that he didn't want to be a candidate for any office, Tim Eyman is running. For governor.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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GIFs fly on social media after Tim Eyman claims he’s running for governor

Excerpt: Reactions were decidedly not favorable, aside from Eyman's adoring fan club, who hang on his every word.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman claims he’s running for Governor of Washington in Seattle-bashing manifesto

Excerpt: If Eyman actually goes through with his plan, the Washington State Republican Party could have a Trump/Eyman ticket in 2020.
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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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Thanks, but no thanks: Dave Reichert takes a pass on challenging Jay Inslee for Governor

Excerpt: The former King County Sheriff and United States Representative declared today that he will not be a candidate for Governor of the State of Washington in 2020, saying that he enjoys his current work and deeply values his time with his family.
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.
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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Washington Governor Jay Inslee ends his candidacy for President of the United States

Excerpt: In an appearance on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, Washington State's chief executive announced that he has decided to withdraw from the 2020 field, having concluded that his candidacy was not gaining traction.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Poll Watch: Early survey examines Washington’s 2020 gubernatorial landscape

Excerpt: In presidential years, Washington State elects a governor. If incumbent Jay Inslee doesn't run again, what will the electoral landscape look like?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Tim Eyman’s brutal 2016

Excerpt: Count Tim Eyman among those who will sure­ly be glad to see 2016 dis­ap­pear into the rearview mir­ror. The brash-talk­ing, brag­gado­cios ini­tia­tive prof­i­teer had arguably his worst year yet since estab­lish­ing his ini­tia­tive fac­to­ry around the turn of the cen­tu­ry. In this post, we’re going to look back at Eyman’s awful year with a blow-by-blow […]
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 […]
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Jay Inslee and Bill Bryant square off in second Washington gubernatorial debate

Excerpt: Once again, good evening from Belle­vue. The first pres­i­den­tial debate is behind us, and now we’ll be live­blog­ging the sec­ond Wash­ing­ton guber­na­to­r­i­al debate from Belle­vue, between Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee and Repub­li­can chal­lenger Bill Bryant. [php function=7]
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