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Politics

How Perez won in CD3

We’ll never know exactly which set of campaign tactics carried Democratic newcomer Marie Gluesenkamp Perez to her unlikely win in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. But...Read More

Democratic majorities may get bigger, not smaller

Instead of the shift toward Republicans in the Legislature that was widely expected earlier this year, it looks like Democrats may slightly expand their majorities. ...Read More

Write-ins looks like a problem for Anderson

Lame-duck state Rep. Brad Klippert may not be back in Olympia next year, but it looks like the Tri-Cities Republican will leave a mark on...Read More

A bad night for Trumpy conspiracy theorists

It’s looking like a bad year for Trump-loving election deniers in Washington. The big news from Tuesday’s results is down in Southwest Washington, where Democrat...Read More

An unusual bipartisan play in the 44th

In these polarized times, players in Washington politics mostly back one party or the other. And even for those few who play both sides of...Read More

Second poll has SecState race tied

In general, an incumbent polling at less than 50 percent is considered to be in significant danger of getting unelected. So what to make of...Read More

Lower bridge tolls in time for Election Day

The payoff of one of this year’s more entertaining election-year ploys happened this week when the price of driving a car across the Tacoma Narrows...Read More

The Sunday Observer: An initiative strategy from the right for sweeping change

We’re hearing from operatives on both sides of the aisle that this is likely to be a big year for Republican candidates for the Legislature,...Read More

Washington advances in push for early Democratic presidential primary

The Washington State Democratic Party is a finalist for one of the early dates on the 2024 presidential primary calendar. Per a news release from...Read More

The Sunday Observer: More on the folding of the capital gains tax repeal initiative

In a highly unusual move, the most high-profile ballot initiative campaign in Washington this year, the challenge to the capital gains tax, quietly folded last...Read More