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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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