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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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Many local Republicans either back Donald Trump’s attacks on democracy or are giving them a wink and a nod in the 2022 midterms

Excerpt: Many Republican candidates in the Pacific Northwest have either done a duck dive on Trump's attack on democracy or voiced “reservations” in such a way as to appease the MAGA cult and avoid Trump's wrath. 
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Desperation time: Republicans fervidly pitch Tiffany Smiley as Senate takeover hopes dim

Excerpt: With an increasing chorus of pundits and journalists assessing that the Republican Party's hopes of recapturing the United States Senate this year are dimming, national and state Republicans are engaging in a big coordinated push to try to construct and sell the narrative that Washington State is in play for the Republican Party this year, despite a lack of evidence supporting that contention.
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Poll Watch: Trafalgar tries to bolster Tiffany Smiley’s longshot challenge to Patty Murray

Excerpt: Subjective organizations are perfectly capable of carrying out objective research, but it appears that Trafalgar's goal here (given their decision to publish these unsupportable figures) is to bolster Smiley's longshot candidacy, rather than making a credible contribution to the body of public opinion research in this race. 
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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.
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Patty Murray, Washington State Democrats celebrate a robust Top Two election showing

Excerpt: Washington State's senior senator demonstrated that she is on track for reelection, while three low-profile Democratic congressional candidates put up strong numbers in the state's Republican-controlled congressional districts. U.S. Representative Kim Schrier, meanwhile, is holding her own in a battleground district against a trio of Republican opponents.
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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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Midterms marvel: Seattle Times endorses a Democratic-only slate in marquee races

Excerpt: In what may come as a pleasant surprise to the majority of its readers, The Seattle Times is recommending a Democratic-only slate of candidates in each of the marquee contests that's on the 2022 ballot. 
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Poll Watch: SurveyUSA finds Patty Murray ahead of Tiffany Smiley by eighteen points

Excerpt: 51% of five hundred and ninety-six likely voters interviewed online from July 6th through July 10th by SurveyUSA expressed support for Murray, while 33% backed Smiley and 16% were undecided. It's the best spread Murray has gotten in public polling this year.
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Patty Murray, Kim Schrier release new ads in wake of Alito court’s Dobbs decision

Excerpt: In the spots, Murray and Schrier speak directly to voters in a single take, emphasizing that they are unequivocally committed to reproductive rights, while noting that their opponents are not.
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Senator Patty Murray regains double digit lead over Republican opponent Tiffany Smiley

Excerpt: 51% of 1,039 likely 2022 Washington State voters said they would vote for Murray if the election were being held today, while 40% said they would vote for Smiley, Murray's likely general election opponent. 8% were not sure.
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