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Democrats pursue 2022 sweep of 10th LD’s House seats with Navy veteran Clyde Shavers

Excerpt: Meet one of the Washington State Democratic Party's rising stars, whose performance in the Top Two election indicates that the battleground 10th Legislative District could be on the verge of sending two Democrats to the State House in 2022.
Written by:Aaron Cahen
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Washington State Debate Coalition announces October 2022 schedule of candidate debates

Excerpt: The Coalition and Braver Angels, a nonprofit working to create dialogue between progressives and conservatives, are organizing debates or candidate forums for U.S. Senate, Secretary of State, U.S. House, and even State Senate in the 26th LD.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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26th District hopefuls Adison Richards and Spencer Hutchins square off in Gig Harbor

Excerpt: Swing districts are where the “rubber meets the road” in politics -- where statewide majorities are made or lost. While Washington’s 26th Legislative District has not elected a Democratic candidate to the State House since 2012, Adison Richards’ performance in the Top Two suggests that could change this year.
Written by:Aaron Cahen
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Patty Murray is currently the highest-rated elected official in King County, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 64% of 2022 likely King County voters surveyed said they approved of Murray's job performance, while 26% disapproved. 9% were not sure. That's a stronger showing than every other elected official we tested.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republicans’ dreams of flipping Washington State Legislature vanish in a puff of vapor

Excerpt: By embracing extremism, corruption, and vindictiveness at every turn for years, Republicans have destroyed their brand - especially in the suburbs - and paved the way for Washington's transformation into a state that is even more reliably Democratic, no matter what the political climate elsewhere might be. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Voters trimming several crowded fields of legislative hopefuls down to just two each

Excerpt: There were a number of crowded state legislative races for the August 2022 Top Two election cycle. The 8th, 17th, 22nd, 30th, 35th and 39th districts all had contests in which a number of candidates were eliminated.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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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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Democratic State House hopeful Pastor Carey Anderson shot while out campaigning

Excerpt: Pastor Carey Anderson, a Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 30th Legislative District, was shot at close range by a BB gun Thursday evening.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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A growing number of likely 2022 voters favor continued Democratic control of the Washington State Legislature, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 51% of 1,039 likely voters said they preferred a Democratic-run State House and Senate Senate, while 42% said they'd rather have divided government with Republicans in control of the Legislature.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Emily Alvarado, Leah Griffin vie to succeed Eileen Cody for open seat in deep blue 34th

Excerpt: The 34th LD, which includes West Seattle, Vashon Island, White Center, and parts of Burien, is one of the most reliably Democratic districts in the state, so Republicans are unlikely to even bother fielding a candidate. The general election is expected to be a runoff between two Democrats.
Written by:Medhya Goel
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State Representative Laurie Dolan to retire from the Legislature after three terms

Excerpt: "I'll deeply miss working with my colleagues and constituents on issues ranging from education improvements to helping our hard-working State Employees, but this is a good time for me to step aside and spend more time with family," said Dolan.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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John Lovick moves over to the State Senate; Brandy Donaghy joins Washington’s House

Excerpt: With less than one month to go until the beginning of the 2022 legislative session, the Snohomish County Council on December 15th made two legislative appointments to bring the 44th Legislative District's delegation to Olympia back up to full strength following Steve Hobbs' departure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Yasmin Trudeau joins the Washington State Senate as Jeannie Darneille’s successor

Excerpt: The newest member of the Legislature is a Bengali-American who is the first woman of color to serve as state senator for the 27th Legislative District.
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Senator David Frockt to retire from the Legislature after the 2022 session

Excerpt: "I came to this job with the firm conviction that the privilege of public service does not confer a right to a position that one holds forever, and for me, the time has come for renewal," Frockt said.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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