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NYT admits its midterms coverage was wrongly wedded to a “red wave” narrative

Excerpt: "Not for the first time, a warped understanding of the contours of a national election had come to dominate the views of political operatives, donors, journalists and, in some cases, the candidates themselves," the story penned by the trio of Jim Rutenberg, Ken Bensinger, and Steve Eder acknowledged.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The November midterm results are (mostly) in. How do they compare to our 2022 polling?

Excerpt: In this retrospective, NPI's founder and executive director assesses what our 2022 electoral poll findings were able to tell us about state and county-level races on the midterms ballot.
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How American women caught up with Mitch McConnell and obstructionist Republicans

Excerpt: While the price they paid is steep, American women have delivered a comeuppance to Mitch McConnell. The Senate Republican leader sowed the wind in February of 2016. He is reaping the whirlwind in 2022.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Republican Tiffany Smiley concedes defeat to Democratic U.S. Senator Patty Murray

Excerpt: "This evening I reached out to Senator Murray and her campaign to congratulate her on her victory after a hard-fought race," said Smiley. "I cannot thank my family, my team and the wonderful people of Washington state enough for their support over the past 18 months."
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Patty Murray, Kim Schrier, Steve Hobbs improve in second count of 2022 midterms

Excerpt: The Washington State Democratic Party's three highest profile 2022 candidates each managed to build on their strong Election Night performance on the second day of counting, putting more distance between themselves and their opponents. 
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Patty Murray’s King County advantage is important, but Snohomish is the bellwether

Excerpt: The key to Democratic electoral resilience in Washington State isn't just King County. Rather, it's the ability to consistently carry important swing counties like Snohomish, Whatcom, or Thurston.
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Patty Murray has the support of almost seven in ten voters in King County, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: Washington State's senior Democratic senator remains well positioned for reelection thanks to enthusiastic support from voters in the state's largest county, a late homestretch poll conducted for NPI has found.
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For those who want to play the ratings game: WA-Sen is “Likely Democratic”, not “tossup”

Excerpt: Credible polling indicates that a Patty Murray victory is the most plausible outcome of this contest. That was the case before RealClearPolitics pronounced it a "tossup" and it's the case now. 
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Patty Murray’s double digit lead over Tiffany Smiley continues as October voting begins

Excerpt: Asked about their preferences in this year's Senate race from October 19th-20th, 52% of 782 likely 2022 Washington State voters said they planned to vote for Murray. 42% said they planned to vote for Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley.
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Poll Watch: KOMO/Strategies 360 confirms Patty Murray has double digit lead; Hobbs and Anderson tied for Secretary of State

Excerpt: Washington's Democratic U.S. Senator Patty Murray continues to enjoy a double digit lead over Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley, while Secretary of State hopefuls Steve Hobbs and Julie Anderson are tied at 38% apiece with less than a month until the midterms, a new poll from Strategies 360 and KOMO has found. 
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Patty Murray up by twelve points in NPI statewide pollster’s latest Washington survey

Excerpt: 52% of seven hundred and seventy respondents interviewed by Public Policy Polling this week said they'd vote for Murray if the election were being held today, while 40% said they'd back Smiley. 8% were undecided. 
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Poll Watch: Elway finds solid lead for Murray; Steve Hobbs barely ahead of Julie Anderson

Excerpt: With less than a month until ballots drop, Elway Research has found a thirteen point lead for Democrats in Washington's 2022 U.S. Senate race along with a statistical tie in the Secretary of State contest.
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Tiffany Smiley’s emails: Heavy on ultra MAGA cliches and feverish pleas for donations

Excerpt: The real reason for despair is that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is shoveling more than $60 million into unexpectedly difficult contests to hold onto seats of retiring Republican Senators Rob Portman and Pat Toomey in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Smiley has raised a lot of money but appears largely on her own.
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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.
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