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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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?
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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 […]
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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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Dave Reichert takes a pass on challenging Jay Inslee for governor in 2016

Excerpt: Today in anticlimactic announcements, Dave Reichert declared that he he will be seeking reelection to Congress in 2016, and not running for governor. Like so many of you, I have been extremely disappointed in the decisions coming out of the Governor’s Office — regarding our schools, the health of our children, and most recently a decision to […]
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Randy Pepple’s gut was wrong again: 45th LD’s Andy Hill won’t run for governor in 2016

Excerpt: This just in: Republican State Senator Andy Hill (R-45th District: Unincorporated King County, Kirkland, Redmond, Woodinville, Sammamish, Duvall) will not be a candidate for Governor of Washington State in next year’s presidential elections. In a message sent out to his email list, Hill announced that, after some consideration, he has ruled out a challenge to […]
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Poll Watch: Jay Inslee holds sizable lead over Andy Hill and Bill Bryant, PPP finds

Excerpt: Respected public opinion research firm Public Policy Polling has just published the results of a poll it recently conducted in Washington on 2016 races and voter attitudes towards background checks on gun sales, marijuana, and marriage freedom. It finds that both Governor Jay Inslee and Senator Patty Murray are in excellent shape for reelection, leading […]
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