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Washington’s 2020 presidential primary saw a record high-turnout

A record number of voters turned out for Washington’s March 10 presidential primary. According to vote counts certified Friday by Secretary of State Kim Wyman,...Read More

Tarleton condemns potential cancellation of April special election

Rep. Gael Tarleton released a statement Friday condemning the potential cancelation of upcoming special elections in April. Washington voters in local jurisdictions across 18 counties...Read More

Advice for candidates and campaigns in the time of coronavirus

As the coronavirus outbreak necessarily subsumes the public’s attention, candidates for public office might be wondering how to proceed. In Washington State, a primary is...Read More

Lt. Gov. Habib will not seek re-election

Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib announced he will not seek re-election to the statewide position this fall.  Instead, Habib will enter the Jesuit priesthood following what...Read More

14 state legislators leaving their seats in 2021

As of now, 14 Washington State legislators are either retiring from the Legislature or running for another public office. Seven House Democrats will be leaving...Read More

Rep. Christine Kilduff announces that she will not seek re-election in the 28th Legislative District

Representative Christine Kilduff, D-University Place, announced today that she will not seek re-election to her seat in the 28th Legislative District. She will complete her...Read More

Opinion: Why Bernie Sanders is the right choice for Democrats

Senator Bernie Sanders is the right choice for the Democratic nomination because he’ll challenge the misdirection that leads liberalism astray.  If the Democrats are to...Read More

Opinion: Why I’m probably a “Never Bernie” club member

In our age of partisan orthodoxy, I try really hard to take our individual politicians as they are rather than as they are labeled. I...Read More

Tarleton’s election security bill passes both chambers

A bill aimed at protecting Washington’s elections from cyber attacks by enhancing coordination with local elections officials passed in the Senate this week with bipartisan...Read More

Rep. Norma Smith announces she will not run for re-election in November

Rep. Norma Smith asked for a point of personal privilege on the House floor today to announce that she will not run for re-election in November....Read More