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Morning Wire: Rep. J.T. Wilcox, 10th CD general election, Lt. Governor write-in campaign

Learn to trust the Wire. We’ve been bringing you news and insights among the state policy community well ahead of other outlets, providing a window...Read More

How a Republican like “Rob” or “Dave” wins the Lt. Governor race

With two Democrats through to the general election in the race for Lt. Governor, many on the left turned their attention to other down ballot...Read More

New Democrats and Congressional Progressives wade into 10th CD general election

The 10th Congressional District general election contest between former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and State Rep. Beth Doglio will invert a dynamic that was present...Read More

Q&A: Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses getting COVID-19, convening the Legislature during a pandemic, and his takeaways from the primary

In a Facebook post earlier this week, House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19. Rep. Wilcox’s announcement was received against...Read More

Women candidates of color see positive results in primary

With most ballots counted from last week’s Washington State primary election, several women of color running for county, state, and federal positions are poised to...Read More

What message will win out in a Heck vs. Liias general election?

Enough ballots have been counted to ensure that Congressman Denny Heck and State Senator Marko Liias, both Democrats, will advance to the November general election. ...Read More

The results from this primary just don’t fit the narrative of 2020

One of the nice things about elections is that you can test your assumptions with real world results from the ballot box. Now that we...Read More

How the legislative balance of power looks after early primary results

While a large chunk of ballots still need to be counted, early primary returns indicate that the Democrats are on pace to retain their majorities...Read More

2020 Washington State Primary – Election Night Coverage

Good evening! I’ll be posting live primary race updates tonight as results become available and candidates start creeping out from their virtual campaign lairs. It...Read More

The challenges facing Republican gubernatorial candidates

Results released last week from a King 5 News Poll measuring head-to-head match-ups between Gov. Inslee and several Republican challengers suggest the Governor holds a...Read More