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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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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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June 20, 2014 at 1:23 PM

DelBene challenger Celis downplays personal views on abortion and gay marriage

Republican Pedro Celis is trying to keep the focus on Obamacare and the economy in his bid to unseat first-term Democratic Rep. Suzan DelBene this year. But at a GOP candidate forum Thursday night at an Everett restaurant, Celis was reminded that some conservative Republicans also care deeply about social issues, including abortion and…

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October 23, 2012 at 8:05 AM

New poll shows DelBene leading Koster — within margin of error

A new KING-TV SurveyUSA poll shows that Democrat Suzan DelBene has “a slight advantage” in the state’s newly drawn swing district, the 1st Congressional District. In a poll conducted over the weekend, Oct. 19-21, 47 percent of likely voters said they planned to vote for DelBene, versus 44 percent for her opponent, Republican John Koster. With…

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October 11, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Koster says too much government assistance creates “slothfulness” and “sense of entitlement”

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney took a hit in the public-opinion polls recently when a magazine published secretly taped comments he made at a fundraiser about people who receive public assistance and don’t pay a federal income tax. In comments (for which he has since apologized), Romney said of people on public…

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September 27, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Governor makes fundraising plea on behalf of Suzan DelBene

In a fundraising letter on behalf of 1st Congressional District candidate Suzan DelBene, Gov. Chris Gregoire calls DelBene’s opponent, John Koster, “an extreme Tea Party Republican who wants to continue the GOP assault on women’s health care and the failed economic policies of the past.” DelBene, a former Microsoft vice president, worked for Gov. Gregoire as director…

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September 18, 2012 at 12:07 PM

KING-TV poll shows Koster, DelBene running close in 1st Congressional District

Updated at 1:34 p.m. with more details about the poll.  A new poll found Republican congressional candidate John Koster holding a slight lead over Democrat Suzan DelBene, according to KING-TV, which commissioned the survey conducted over the weekend. KING reporter Robert Mak writes: The poll conducted for KING 5 by SurveyUSA found that Koster leads DelBene 46…

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September 18, 2012 at 4:01 AM

Democratic super PAC launches TV ads against John Koster

A Democratic super PAC will begin airing TV ads against Republican John Koster in Seattle Tuesday, seeking to depict the Snohomish County councilman as an extremist and a menace to women’s rights. The House Majority PAC is spending $380,000 on the two-week campaign, which will be broadcast on all network affiliate stations in Seattle. Koster is…

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August 7, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Burner concedes to DelBene, who will face Koster in 1st District

Update: 9:35 p.m.  In what has to be one of the fastest wraps of the night, Suzan DelBene took a call from her chief Democratic rival, Darcy Burner, and then gave a speech drawing sharp differences between her Republican opponent, John Koster. DelBene then gave a slew of media interviews and is now fielding phone calls, while…

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July 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Friday briefing: DelBene moves up in new poll; helicopter mom in 1st CD

Good Morning, Happy Friday: The latest KING 5/SurveyUSA poll shows Democrat Suzan DelBene moving up in polling data in the 1st Congressional District race, likely as a result of $1 million worth of ads. Here are the latest poll results.  The poll shows DelBene gaining ground in recent weeks and Democrat Darcy Burner losing her…

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