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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 […]
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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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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Rob McKenna concedes gubernatorial race; congratulates Governor-elect Jay Inslee

Excerpt: Republican Rob McKenna is finally throwing in the towel. After having spent several days maintaining that there was still a viable path to victory over Jay Inslee, McKenna and his campaign team have come to the same conclusion that we reached when we assessed the race during the last few minutes of November 6th: Jay […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Rob McKenna’s camp still hanging on to hope of victory; Team Inslee says Jay will win

Excerpt: Today is the third “day after” the 2012 general election. Ballot counting continues in most of Washington’s thirty-nine counties, as county elections officials open mail, verify signatures, and tabulate votes. In the meantime, the outcome of several races remains uncertain (particularly the contest for Secretary of State). The gubernatorial race is not as close as […]
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Poll Watch: 2012 Washington Poll finds Obama, Inslee, and marriage equality ahead

Excerpt: Moments ago, KCTS9, in cooperation with the Center for Survey Research at the University of Washington, released the results of this year’s Washington Poll. The Washington Poll is a widely respected electoral survey directed by Dr. Matt Barreto, who serves as an associate professor at the UW in Seattle. It is conducted annually, and because […]
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Liveblogging the final gubernatorial debate of 2012 between Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna

Excerpt: Tonight really is debate night. We have one more debate of importance to get through before we’re off liveblogging duty: an hourlong discussion between the candidates for governor, presented by KING5 and Frank Blethen’s Seattle Times. As with the presidential debate, we’ll be following this one in real time, with updates simulcast on Twitter. Let’s […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ad Watch: Gubernatorial air war gets more intense; more campaigns go up on television

Excerpt: Welcome back to Ad Watch, our newest special series, which is running weekly from now until election week. The purpose of this series is to attempt to catalog, or index, the many campaign ads that are going up on television (and sometimes radio) to influence elections in the Pacific Northwest. In each installment, we’ll briefly […]
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Ad Watch: Obama/Biden 2012 turns infamous Romney gaffe from secret video into an ad

Excerpt: Welcome back to Ad Watch, our newest special series, which is running weekly from now until election week. The purpose of this series is to attempt to catalog, or index, the many campaign ads that are going up on television (and sometimes radio) to influence elections in the Pacific Northwest. In each installment, we’ll briefly […]
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Ad Watch: Our Washington goes after Rob McKenna, says he’s not who he says he is

Excerpt: Welcome to Ad Watch, our newest special series, which will run weekly from now until election week. The purpose of this series is to attempt to catalog, or index, the many campaign ads that are going up on television (and sometimes radio) to influence elections in the Pacific Northwest. In each installment, we’ll briefly describe […]
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