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Category: 2014 elections
April 16, 2014 at 9:49 AM

DelBene challenger Celis donates $36,000 to his campaign

Republican Pedro Celis and his wife have kicked in $36,000 to seed his challenge to Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene in the First Congressional District. Celis, a retired Microsoft engineer, raised about $200,000 in about a month since he announced his candidacy in late February, according to a first-quarter fundraising report filed with the Federal…

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April 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM

New poll: Opposing gun measures both have majority support

Washington state voters support both expanding background checks for gun sales and restricting background checks for gun sales, according to an Elway Poll released Tuesday. The poll, the first public survey of voters to gauge support for the initiatives simultaneously, shows the pro-background check Initiative 594 is starting the campaign in better shape. But the anti-background check…

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April 10, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Shari Song to run for key state Senate seat

Democrats have finally recruited a candidate for the key state Senate race in South King County’s 30th district — Shari Song, a real-estate agent who last year unsuccessfully challenged Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn. Song, however, will have to combat carpetbagging charges as she is moving from Bellevue to Federal Way just in time for…

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April 4, 2014 at 11:50 AM

State Sen. Maralyn Chase targeted by fellow Democrat

Shoreline Deputy Mayor Chris Eggen will challenge longtime Democratic state Sen. Maralyn Chase, setting up a rare intraparty battle in the liberal 32nd Legislative District. Eggen, who’s been on the Shoreline City Council since 2007, criticized Chase for only passing a small number of bills during her 14 years in Olympia. “Watching only 4% of the bills…

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April 2, 2014 at 1:40 PM

PDC: Court’s campaign finance decision won’t affect state races

Wednesday’s major U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding political donations will almost certainly not affect races governed by Washington state law, according to a spokeswoman for the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). The 5-4 ruling struck down a federal cap of the total amount an individual can contribute to political candidates, parties and committees in an election cycle,…

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March 17, 2014 at 4:36 PM

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene to go ‘undercover’ to deliver for UPS

WASHINGTON — Some politicians knock on doors for votes. U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene will knock and deliver your UPS package. The freshman Democrat from Medina on Monday announced plans to go “undercover” as a Woman in Brown to make delivery rounds in Redmond Wednesday morning. The reasons? To bring attention to the benefits of higher minimum wage…

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0 Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races, Minimum wage, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: Suzan DelBene, UPS

March 10, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Activist Pramila Jayapal to run for state Senate

Activist Pramila Jayapal, who created an organization called Hate Free Zone after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to bring local Muslims and non-Muslims together, has announced plans to run for the 37th Legislative District Senate seat Adam Kline will vacate at the end of the year. For Jayapal, 48, this is her first run for…

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0 Comments | More in 2014 elections, State legislative races | Topics: 37th District, Adam Kline, Pramila Jayapal

February 19, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Rodney Tom hires state GOP spokesman as campaign manager

OLYMPIA — State Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom has hired the spokesman of the state Republican Party as his campaign manager for what is expected to be a tough re-election fight. Tom said Wednesday evening he plans to run as a Democrat despite the fact that he now caucuses with Republicans and the new campaign manager, Keith…

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0 Comments | More in State legislative races | Topics: campaign manger, Joan McBride, Keith Schipper

February 19, 2014 at 2:32 PM

State Sen. Janea Holmquist Newbry to run for Hastings’ seat

Moses Lake Republican state Sen. Janea Holmquist Newbry is joining the race to succeed Congressman Doc Hastings representing Washington’s 4th Congressional District. Holmquist Newbry has served in the state Senate since 2006 and was first elected to the state House in 2001. She chairs the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee. Holquist Newbry made headlines earlier this month…

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February 18, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Republican Rep. Jay Rodne won’t run unopposed this year

Washington State Rep. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie, an outspoken critic of Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent death-penalty moratorium, ran unopposed in his last election after trouncing two different Democratic candidates in 2010 and 2008. But he won’t go unopposed this November: Democratic challenger Essie Hicks of Issaquah announced today she will run for the Legislative…

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0 Comments | More in 2014 elections | Topics: 5th Legislative District, Essie Hicks, Jay Rodne

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