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Category: Secretary of State
September 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Poll: Gov race stays tight, but Dems lead all down the ballot

A new¬†Elway Poll finds Washington’s gubernatorial contest remains tight, but there is plenty of scary news for Republicans in down-ballot races. The poll of 405 registered voters, conducted Sept. 9-12, found Democrat Jay Inslee leading Republican Rob McKenna, 44 to 41 percent. With the poll’s 5 percentage point margin of error, the finding confirms the race’s…

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Comments | More in Attorney General, Governor, Politics Northwest, Secretary of State | Topics: attorney general's race, Bob Ferguson, Jay Inslee

August 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Socialist candidate wins right to call herself that on the ballot

Kshama Sawant, a socialist candidate running for the state House of Representatives, won a suit in the King County Superior Court to state her party preference — the Socialist Alternative Party — on the ballot in November. The state Secretary of State’s Office had previously stated that Washington’s election rules prevented Sawant from identifying with her…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, Secretary of State, State Legislature | Topics: frank chopp, King County Superior Court, kshama sawant

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