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Is the 26th ready to swing blue with Emily Randall, Connie FitzPatrick, and Joy Stanford?

Excerpt: After years of mounting losing campaigns in the battleground 26th Legislative District, Washington Democrats believe they've found three candidates who can win. Meet Emily Randall, Connie FitzPatrick, and Joy Stanford.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Jessa Lewis, Kay Murano, and Dave Wilson hope to bring progressive change to 6th LD

Excerpt: Learn about one of the top legislative battlegrounds in Washington State in 2018, which isn't anywhere near the metropolis of Puget Sound.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Candace Faber alleges that Republican State Senator Joe Fain raped her eleven years ago

Excerpt: Management consultant and usability expert Candace Faber has accused Washington State Senator Joe Fain of raping her eleven years ago in a series of tweets after watching Dr. Christine Blasey Ford describe being sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Erin Frasier vs. Jim Walsh: The closest contest of 2018 could be in Washington’s 19th District

Excerpt: Frasier and Walsh finished the Top Two in a near tie, with Walsh slightly ahead of Frasier. She received 17,469 votes, or 49.81%; Walsh ended with 17,605 votes, or 50.19%. That's a difference of just one hundred and thirty six votes.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Senator Sharon Nelson’s successor will likely be either Shannon Braddock or Joe Nguyen

Excerpt: Who will succeed Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson in the Washington State Senate? It looks like the 34th District's next Senator will be either Shannon Braddock or Joe Nguyen.
Written by:Greg Evans
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5th District Democrats celebrate as early returns put Bill Ramos and Lisa Callan ahead

Excerpt: The Eastside of King County might soon cease to have any Republican representation in the Washington State Legislature. If Bill Ramos and Lisa Callan go on to win their House races (they're currently ahead), Democrats will hold 12 out of 12 legislative seats on the Eastside.
Written by:Brad Fenstermacher
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Patty Kuderer, My-Linh Thai roll to victory in the 48th and 41st Legislative Districts

Excerpt: So much for Rodney Tom's comeback bid. He's getting crushed by Patty Kuderer in Washington's 48th Legislative District. Meanwhile, My-Linh Thai is leading both Republican Michael Appleby and fellow Democrat Wendy Weiker in the race to succeed Judy Clibborn.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Here comes the blue wave: Early Top Two returns suggest a Democratic tsunami in 2018

Excerpt: Washington's Democratic Party is poised to drastically increase its legislative majorities and has a chance of picking up not one, not two, but three U.S. House seats this autumn, early returns in the state's August Top Two election suggest.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Mainstream Republicans working to elect Rodney Tom in the 48th Legislative District

Excerpt: The Mainstream Republicans - who are part of the Republican Party apparatus in Washington State - have endorsed Rodney Tom and are spending money urging voters in the 48th District to support his candidacy. See their mailer for yourself.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Meet the candidates vying to succeed Kris Lytton in the 40th LD: Tom Pasma

Excerpt: Read NPI’s profile of Tom Pasma, a candidate for State Representative in Washington’s 40th Legislative District. Pasma is among six candidates vying to succeed retiring Democratic State Representative Kris Lytton.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Patty Kuderer hopes to return to Olympia to build a more inclusive, healthy Washington

Excerpt: State Senator Patty Kuderer (D-48th District: Bellevue) recently spoke with the Northwest Progressive Institute about her priorities for 2019-2022, should she be reelected to a full term in the Washington State Senate.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Meet the candidates vying to succeed Kris Lytton in the 40th LD: Rud Browne

Excerpt: Read NPI’s profile of Rud Browne, a candidate for State Representative in Washington’s 40th Legislative District. Browne is among six candidates vying to succeed retiring Democratic State Representative Kris Lytton.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Proving he’s a born-again Republican, Rodney Tom endorses Dino Rossi for Congress

Excerpt: Rodney Tom says he supported Hillary Clinton for President in 2016. Now he wants Dino Rossi to win in Washington's 8th Congressional District. This is a seat Democrats may need to win in order to retake Congress.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Meet the candidates vying to succeed Kris Lytton in the 40th LD: Debra Lekanoff

Excerpt: Read NPI's profile of Debra Lekanoff, a candidate for State Representative in Washington's 40th Legislative District. Lekanoff is among six candidates vying to succeed retiring Democratic State Representative Kris Lytton.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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