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Category: Congressional races
October 15, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Celis and DelBene spar on Hobby Lobby, government spending

Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and her Republican challenger Pedro Celis returned to their former employer Wednesday for a televised debate at Microsoft’s Redmond campus. Both candidates for the 1st Congressional District seat are Microsoft alums – Celis a top database software engineer and DelBene a marketing vice president. While both largely stuck…

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September 30, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Newhouse ad flogs Didier for backing Social Security phaseout

Both Republicans vying to be the next member of Congress from Central Washington’s 4th District say they want to cut federal spending. But while tea-party favorite Clint Didier talks of slashing all sorts of federal subsidies — “we have to get back to sacrifice,” he recently told a radio interviewer — GOP establishment pick More

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September 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Climate activist money, NRA endorsement, new I-594 ads: Your week in review

Some tidbits from the week. To wit: 1. Climate activist fuels fight to switch control of state Senate. 2. Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant tries, fails to flatten the city’s light rates for residents. 3. Nick Hanauer, advocate for $15/hour minimum wage, speaks in Eastern Washington (Addy Hatch/SR). 4. NRA endorses Dan Newhouse in Fourth Congressional District; Didier asks…

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September 25, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Challenger admits Reichert’s passed bills, says they’re not ‘particularly relevant’

Jason Ritchie, the Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert of Auburn, has claimed on his website that Reichert “has not sponsored one piece of legislation that has been passed into law and is on the opposite side of his constituents on almost every issue.” Whether you think Reichert is on the wrong…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races, Politics Northwest | Topics: 8th Congressional District, Dave Reichert, Jason Ritchie

September 24, 2014 at 11:41 AM

NRA endorses Newhouse; Didier asks ‘who got to them?’

The National Rifle Association is boosting Dan Newhouse in Central Washington’s 4th Congressional District race, endorsing him over fellow Republican Clint Didier. NRA Chairman Chris W. Cox praised Newhouse, a former state legislator, for opposing “all attempts to ban lawfully owned firearms and magazines” and said he “stood strong against President Obama and…

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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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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

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