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From The Observer: Trump endorsement doesn’t equal cash for Culp

Donald Trump’s endorsement didn’t do much to enliven failed gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp’s dwindling ability to squeeze money out of his base of small conservative...Read More

Candidates start to rake in cash

That faint metaphorical rustling you hear is the sound of hundreds of thousands — soon to be millions — of dollars fluttering out of the...Read More

From the Observer: More big money for the capital gains tax repeal

The people with skin in the game are starting to play in the ballot initiative campaign to repeal Washington’s new capital gains tax.  The latest filing to...Read More

Herrera-Beutler’s challengers may cancel one another out

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler’s political problems this year are all to the right over her impeachment vote against Trump. The Republican incumbent in Southwest Washington’s 3rd...Read More

Loren Culp’s bid for Congress is losing money

Failed gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp looks to be well on his way to becoming failed congressional candidate Loren Culp. Culp’s challenge to Republican U.S. Rep....Read More

Dunn raised $344K in December for challenge to Schrier in 8th District

Republican Reagan Dunn raised more than $344,000 in the first month of his campaign to oust Democratic U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier from the 8th Congression...Read More

Lyft puts $2 million into ballot initiative committee

I wrote a few weeks ago over at The Washington Observer about the somewhat mysterious Washington Coalition for Independent Work, a ballot measure committee formed by Lyft,...Read More

Republicans lead fundraising races going into the session freeze

1. Republicans lead fundraising races going into the session freeze The minority Republican caucuses in both the House and the Senate finished 2021 with more...Read More

The Sunday Observer: California group spends big to change Seattle elections

A California-based group has poured $160,000 into a campaign to aggressively revamp Seattle’s primary election system. That’s likely enough to collect the signatures necessary to...Read More

Nazi police scandal could have been an October surprise in Kent mayor’s race

The newly re-elected mayor of Kent is dealing with a fairly hairy police scandal that could have been an even hairier October surprise during her...Read More