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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senator Maria Cantwell and Susan Hutchison share a stage for an hour at PLU in Parkland

Excerpt: It was billed as a debate, but Susan Hutchison chose to show up as a Republican operative instead of a serious candidate for the United States Senate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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Senator Maria Cantwell enjoys a robust lead over Susan Hutchison, new NPI poll finds

Excerpt: Maria Cantwell is well positioned to continue on in the United States Senate with seatmate Patty Murray for another six years, a new NPI poll has found. 52% of respondents said they would support Cantwell, while only 36% would support Republican Susan Hutchison.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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Susan Hutchison’s absurd bashing of Maria Cantwell shows how Trumplike she’s become

Excerpt: It's pretty evident that Hutchison intends to be a candidate in the mold of Donald Trump, her idol. That means we can expect a campaign consisting of outrageous lies and derogatory insults. That is not the kind of campaign that Washingtonians expect or deserve.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Former Republican State Party Chair Susan Hutchison files to run against Maria Cantwell

Excerpt: With less than an hour and a half to go until the close of Filing Week 2018, former Republican State Party Chair Susan Hutchison has filed to run against incumbent Democratic United States Senator Maria Cantwell -- we presume with the backing of the state party organization she was previously in charge of.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Maria Cantwell well ahead of Rob McKenna in potential U.S. Senate matchup, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: Elections can be difficult to predict, and we can't be sure of what will happen in the November 2018 midterms, but this data reinforces our belief that Republicans will be hard pressed to find a candidate who can give Cantwell a serious challenge, let alone unseat her.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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President Barack Obama headed here next month to raise money for Patty Murray

Excerpt: Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma will be return­ing to the great Pacif­ic North­west next month to raise mon­ey for U.S. Sen­a­tor Pat­ty Mur­ray and the Wash­ing­ton State Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty, accord­ing to an invi­ta­tion post­ed by the par­ty. The invi­ta­tion reads: Tick­ets start at $250. Tables can be spon­sored for $2,500 or $5,000. Pro­ceeds from the event will ben­e­fit […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Former Republican state party chair Chris Vance launches challenge to Patty Murray

Excerpt: Last week, rumors sur­faced that for­mer Wash­ing­ton State Repub­li­can Par­ty Chair Chris Vance would be launch­ing a cam­paign for U.S. Sen­ate in 2016, seek­ing the seat cur­rent­ly held by Pat­ty Mur­ray. Yes­ter­day, to the relief of cur­rent state Repub­li­can Chair Susan Hutchi­son, Vance made it offi­cial: He’s in. Vance, fifty-three, has a his­to­ry of run­ning for […]
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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Analysis: New Republican-backed bills would cut injured workers’ benefits

Excerpt: Last week all pre­tense of bipar­ti­san­ship in State Sen­a­tor Rod­ney Tom’s new coali­tion was aban­doned with its intro­duc­tion of five anti-labor bills pur­pose­ly intend­ed to weak­en work­er’s com­pen­sa­tion. The new cau­cus formed by Sen­a­tors Tom and Shel­don and the Repub­li­cans is try­ing to rush these bills through to pas­sage. A floor vote is expect­ed in […]
Written by:Linda Seltzer
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Record number of Democratic women headed to U.S. Senate for 113th Congress

Excerpt: Exact­ly two decades after the 1992 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, some­times called the “year of the woman” or “year of the women”, the Amer­i­can peo­ple have made his­to­ry by elect­ing a record num­ber of female can­di­dates to the nation’s upper leg­isla­tive cham­ber. Near­ly all of them are Democrats. Vot­ers enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly reelect­ed Sen­a­tors Maria Cantwell of Wash­ing­ton, Kris­ten […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Seattle Center: Maria Cantwell, Michael Baumgartner square off in debate

Excerpt: Two hours from now, the first (and per­haps only) tele­vised sen­a­to­r­i­al debate for the 2012 cycle will begin tap­ing at KCTS’ stu­dios at Seat­tle Cen­ter. It will air tonight at 7 PM (KCTS high def­i­n­i­tion chan­nels are 9.1 for over-the-air broad­casts, 009 on Dish or DirecTV, 109 on Com­cast Xfin­i­ty, and 509 on Fron­tier FiOS). […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Live Coverage
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