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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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
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