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“Day-to-day” issues expected to tip the scales in tight 10th LD general election contests

After competitive primaries for all three of its seats, Washington’s 10th Legislative District is proving to be one of the state’s most closely divided swing...Read More

Putting summertime election polling in context

Labor Day is just a week away, and with that comes what many consider to be the final sprint toward the general election. August’s Republican...Read More

Inslee endorses challenger to Democratic incumbent in 5th LD

Over the weekend, Jay Inslee took the unusual step of publicly endorsing a Democratic challenger to a Democratic incumbent senator. In the 5th LD, incumbent...Read More

OSPI General Election debate slated for September 17th

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and his general election challenger, Maia Espinoza, will face off on September 17th in a debate hosted by...Read More

Rule change issued to require First Class ballot mailings at least 15 days before Election Day

In coordination with Washington’s 39 county election officials, the Office of the Secretary of State Wednesday issued an emergency rule change that requires county officials...Read More

Stevens County commissioners could be ejected from office after judge ruled they misspent $130k from a public fund

The Spokesman-Review reported last week that all three Stevens County commissioners could be legally ejected from office after a judge ruled that they misspent $130,000...Read More

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