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Politics Northwest

The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics.

November 7, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Races we have called so far in Washington state

Washington elections offices take a little while to count ballots, but here is a handy-dandy list of some of the top contests called so far by The Seattle Times.

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell soared to victory.

Initiative 502, the measure to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana passed handily.

Initiative 1185, the two-thirds threshold for raising taxes, won by a commanding margin.

In the 1st Congressional District, Democrat Suzan DelBene beat Republican John Koster and she is heading to Washington, D.C.

Three Democrats in statewide office will stay in their jobs. Peter Goldmark will continue as lands commissioner, Mike Kreidler as insurance commissioner and Treasurer Jim McIntire has been re-elected.

Seattle’s $290 million seawall bond measure was approved.

The new King County sheriff will be the old sheriff-department spokesman John Urquhart.

And for Washington Supreme Court, Sheryl Gordon McCloud won.

 

 

 

 

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