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Category: Congressional races
September 11, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Palin endorses Didier in 4th District race

Former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has endorsed Clint Didier in his bid to represent Central Washington’s 4th Congressional District. A post on Palin’s Facebook page says “Clint will fight for farmers, for lower taxes, and less government. He understands hard work and the concerns of everyday Americans because he’s one of us. We need…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races, Politics Northwest | Topics: Clint Didier, Sarah Palin

September 5, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Pedro Celis: I’ll only serve 6 terms in Congress

Update: 5:45 p.m. Some of the platform statements released by Republican congressional candidate Pedro Celis on Friday copied lines from two Virginia Republican candidates Celis’ new communications director had previously worked for. For example, as part of his energy policy statement, Celis says he opposes government subsidies for alternative energy: “If there is a new…

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Comments | More in Congressional races, Politics Northwest | Topics: George Nethercutt, Pedro Celis, Suzan DelBene

September 3, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Pedro Celis hires strategists who helped topple Eric Cantor

After a shaky primary-election showing, Republican congressional candidate Pedro Celis has reshuffled his campaign, replacing his campaign manager and hiring a pair of young strategists who helped tea-party challenger Dave Brat beat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor earlier this year. Brat’s campaign manager, Zachary Werrell, is now managing Celis’ campaign, replacing local Republican strategist Don…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races | Topics: David Brat, Eric Cantor, Pedro Celis

September 3, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Clint Didier slams Doc Hastings’ endorsement of rival for Congress

Updated at 10:32 a.m. with statement from Doc Hastings: WASHINGTON – Clint Didier, the fiery conservative running in a rare open race to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, lashed out at the 10-term Republican incumbent Wednesday for endorsing his rival for Washington’s 4th Congressional District seat. In a statement issued an hour before Hastings was to appear in…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races | Topics: Clint Didier, Dan Newhouse, Doc Hastings

September 2, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Doc Hastings to appear with candidate in 4th Congressional District race

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings will make a campaign appearance Wednesday with one of the two Republicans who hope to succeed him in Washington’s 4th Congressional District. Hastings will make a joint announcement with Dan Newhouse at the Richland Community Center at 10 a.m.  Jim Keough, a spokesman for Newhouse, declined to say whether…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races | Topics: 4th Congressional District, Clint Didier, Dan Newhouse

August 8, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Celis declares victory, looks to fall matchup with DelBene

It wasn’t pretty, but Republican Pedro Celis appears to have secured a spot on the November ballot against Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene in the 1st Congressional District north of Seattle. With a new round of ballots counted Friday, Celis extended his lead over Republican rival Robert Sutherland to 922 votes. “It appears we have won and…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races, Politics Northwest | Topics: 1st Congressional District, Pedro Celis, Suzan DelBene

August 7, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Celis pushes ahead of Sutherland in 1st District primary

The latest round of ballot counting on Thursday pushed Republican candidate Pedro Celis into second place in the 1st Congressional District primary, making it more likely the favored candidate of the Republican Party establishment will advance to the November general election. Celis, a former Microsoft engineer, had been in third place in Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s totals,…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races | Topics: 1st District, Pedro Celis, Robert Sutherland

August 6, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Pedro Celis still trails in race to challenge DelBene

With new vote counts released Wednesday, Republican Pedro Celis remained in third place in the 1st Congressional District, leaving the GOP’s anointed 2014 challenger to rookie Democratic Congresswoman Suzan DelBene in danger of not making it to the November ballot. Celis gained some ground, but still trailed fellow Republican Robert Sutherland by 265 votes as…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races | Topics: 1st Congressional District, Pedro Celis, Robert Sutherland

August 5, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Some quick highlights from Tuesday’s vote count

The first results from Tuesday’s primary have been announced. Remember, the top two vote-getting candidates head to the November general election. Here’s a quick roundup: – Seattle voters are so far approving, 52 percent to 47.5 percent, a city measure to establish a Seattle Park District with taxing authority. – Republican state Sen. Pam Roach of Auburn narrowly leads challenger Republican Rep. Cathy Dahlquist,…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races, State legislative races, State Legislature | Topics: Clint Didier, jim mcdermott, John Lovick

July 11, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Funny or offensive? Democratic candidate shoots elephant pinata in ad

Update: As of Saturday morning, Beltran’s video has been removed from YouTube. Original post: If you’re a Democrat running in a conservative Republican congressional district, one of the first hurdles you must overcome is getting anyone to pay attention to your long-shot campaign. It also might not hurt to show you can handle a gun. Estakio Beltran, a…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races | Topics: 4th Congressional District, campaign ads, Estakio Beltran

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