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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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WA Filing Week 2022: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Monday evening

Excerpt: Who had filed for public office in Washington State as of the close of filing on Monday, May 17th, 2022? This post covers notable filings and provides links to the complete list for each county.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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2022 U.S. Senate race tightens: Patty Murray holds steady as Tiffany Smiley gains ground

Excerpt: 50% of 700 likely 2022 voters surveyed in mid-February 2022 by Public Policy Polling (PPP) for NPI said they would vote for Murray if the election were being held today, while 41% said they would vote for Smiley. 9% were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Why the 2022 midterms in Washington State could look more like 2018 than 2010 or 2014

Excerpt: In this in-depth post for The Cascadia Advocate, NPI's founder and executive director discusses how Republicans are working successfully to push reporters and pollsters to view the midterms on their terms and critiques Stuart Elway's recent Washington State polling.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Will Senator Patty Murray break out of the protective cocoon that often surrounds veteran lawmakers for the 2022 midterms?

Excerpt: The cocoon does not become our senior senator, NPI contributor Joel Connelly writes, asserting: We need to see the butterfly, albeit someone who’s proven to be an iron butterfly under pressure.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Patty Murray maintains double digit lead over Tiffany Smiley for U.S. Senate, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 50% of 909 likely 2022 midterm voters surveyed last week said they'd vote for Murray, the Democratic incumbent, if the election were being held today, while 37% said they would vote for Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Will Democrats unite to defend good deeds of the Biden-Harris administration, or snipe while Republicans fire their guns?

Excerpt: Progressive and partially conservative Democrats are split on how quickly to approve infrastructure. The Republicans are directing their fire at the priorities included in the budget reconciliation process. Can Democrats unite to wage a strong front in the midterms?
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Party Politics, Public Planning
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Senator Patty Murray has a strong early lead in 2022 U.S. Senate race, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: The veteran Democratic incumbent has a sixteen point lead over her likely Republican opponent Tiffany Smiley, according to a new survey conducted for the Northwest Progressive Institute.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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