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Liz Lovelett chosen to succeed Kevin Ranker as Senator for Washington’s 40th District

Excerpt: Lovelett, an Anacortes City Councilmember, was chosen by the legislative authorities of Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan counties to represent the 40th LD.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kris Lytton, Liz Lovelett, and Trevor Smith nominated to replace Kevin Ranker in 40th LD

Excerpt: A special nominating caucus of the Washington State Democrats has drawn up a list of three people to replace recently departed State Senator Kevin Ranker.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kevin Ranker resigns from the Washington State Senate following misconduct allegations

Excerpt: Kevin Ranker has resigned from the Washington State Senate following recent allegations of misconduct, the Senate Democratic Caucus announced today.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Meet the Democrats joining the Washington State Legislature on January 14th, 2019

Excerpt: The November 2018 midterms produced a more diverse Washington State Legislature. Get to know the newest Democratic representative and senators!
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Manka Dhingra elected Deputy Senate Majority Leader; will also chair new Behavioral Health Subcommittee

Excerpt: Manka Dhingra is going places. The pioneering 45th District Senator and Northwest Progressive Foundation boardmember has been elected to Senate leadership.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Frank Chopp to retire as Speaker of the Washington State House after 2019 session

Excerpt: The 2019 legislative session will be Frank Chopp's swan song as House Speaker.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Emily Randall widens her lead over Marty McClendon in tight 26th District Senate race

Excerpt: With the November 15th ballot drop, Democratic Senate contender Emily Randall is up to an eighty-eight vote lead over Republican Marty McClendon in the closely watched 26th District Senate race.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Just twelve votes now separate Emily Randall and Marty McClendon in 26th LD Senate race

Excerpt: As of November 14th, a mere twelve votes separate Democratic contender Emily Randall from Republican Marty McClendon for Senate in Washington's 26th Legislative District.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Senate Democrats select Andy Billig as their new Majority Leader

Excerpt: Andy Billig of Spokane, the State Senate's sole Democrat hailing from east of the Cascades, has been chosen to be the chamber's new Majority Leader.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Joe Fain concedes to his Democratic challenger, Senator-elect Mona Das

Excerpt: Congratulations to State Senator-elect Mona Das, D-47th District (Auburn and South King County).
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Democratic challenger Mona Das overtakes Republican incumbent Joe Fain in 47th LD

Excerpt: Updated returns published by King County Elections show Fain now losing to his Democratic challenger, small business owner Mona Das.
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Mona Das closes in on Joe Fain in 47th District; now trails by just ninety votes

Excerpt: Democratic challenger Mona Das is on the cusp of overtaking entrenched Republican State Senator and alleged rapist Joe Fain in Washington's 47th Legislative District.
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Mari Leavitt hopes to double Democratic representation in Washington’s 28th LD

Excerpt: Meet Democratic challenger Mari Leavitt, who decided to seek a rematch with Republican incumbent Dick Muri in Washington's 28th Legislative District this year.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Pinky Vargas, Sharon Shewmake, and Justin Boneau hope to make history in 42nd District

Excerpt: The Democratic Party believes this could be the year the 42nd Legislative District, located in Whatcom County along the Canadian border, flips blue.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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