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Mercier: Washington has too many statewide elected officials

Hopefully you’ve already voted or are soon heading to ballot drop box. Now let’s work to reduce the number of statewide elected offices. At present...Read More

Ferguson: “For months, my legal team has been preparing for the possibility that the president might attempt to unlawfully delay the election.”

In a statement earlier today, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson reiterated his concern that President Trump may try to delay the November election and...Read More

Democratic legislative races highlight institutional divisions

Three Democratic legislative races this cycle are highlighting institutional divisions. These divisions are playing out between candidates and the incumbents they’re challenging, as well as...Read More

Q&A: Congressional Candidate Jackson Maynard

Jackson Maynard is a Republican candidate for Congress in Washington’s 10th District. An attorney by trade, Maynard previously worked as a prosecutor, practiced construction law...Read More

Inslee recommended for cabinet positions by progressive think tank

In a memo released yesterday, a progressive aligned think tank recommended Washington Gov. Jay Inslee as a potential appointee to four different cabinet positions, should...Read More

Economic uncertainty underpins state treasurer’s race

First-term State Treasurer Duane Davidson, one of two Republican statewide officeholders in Washington State, is facing a challenge from Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, a Democratic state...Read More

Lt. Governor’s Race Candidate Debate: Full Video

The Washington State Wire was excited to host a bipartisan, one-on-one virtual debate between two candidates for Lt. Governor: Washington State Senator Marko Liias, a...Read More

Why there won’t be a special session this summer – or at all

Recently, Joe O’Sullivan reported what had been increasingly clear in recent weeks: there will be no special session this summer to address the fiscal shortfall....Read More

Secretary of State’s Office responds to gubernatorial candidate Culp’s claim that the Office omitted his candidate statement

The Washington Office of the Secretary of State issued the following response to gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp’s claim that his candidate statement was omitted from...Read More

Intraparty general election contest could be shaping up in 29th District House race

In the 29th Legislative District, Democratic state representative Steve Kirby, the senior House member of the Pierce County Delegation, is facing an intra-party challenge from...Read More