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December 31, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Our top 10 most-read Politics NW posts of 2014

Before we look ahead to 2015, let’s look back at what piqued your interest in the last year. Here be the 10 most-read Politics NW posts of the last year: 10. Former Seattle Mayor McGinn takes new job, says no plans to seek return to elected office 9. Supreme Court finds Legislature in contempt on education funding 8….

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Education, Gun initiative, Seattle City Council, State legislative races, State Supreme Court | Topics: 2014 elections, Barack Obama, Jay Inslee

November 11, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Sending a message? Some Washington counties voted for both gun initiatives

UPDATE 3:38 p.m.:  In the original version of this post, we neglected Skagit County, which also voted yes on both measures. Sorry, Skagit. We’ve updated the numbers below to reflect its inclusion, too. In the months leading up to the November ballot, people wondered what would happen if both gun-related initatives on the ballot, I-591 and I-594,…

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November 10, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Those three toss-up House races? All are now out of recount range

Last week, we wrote about gains the GOP was making in statehouse races this election cycle. At the time, three state House races were so close that it looked like they’d go to recount. It doesn’t look that way anymore. In votes counted as of late Monday afternoon, all three races have moved out of the recount…

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November 10, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Washington midterm turnout lowest since disco era

Washington voter turnout in the midterms looks like it will set its lowest mark since the Bee Gees ruled the charts and Jimmy Carter sat in the White House. Despite our state’s easy-peasy vote-by-mail setup, just 53 percent of registered voters bothered, according to Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office. That’s the latest…

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November 3, 2014 at 2:31 PM

The money trail: How a billionaire spread his wealth in state Senate races

Last month, we reported on how California billionaire Tom Steyer was getting some of the $1.25 million he’s spent on legislative races in Washington state into the District 45 race between GOP Sen. Andy Hill and Democrat Matt Isenhower. As you can see in the graphic above — click on it for a clearer view —…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Politics Northwest, State legislative races | Topics: 2014 elections, Tom Steyer

October 27, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Voters in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties taking their sweet time to vote

About one in 10 people who have received a ballot in the mail this fall has returned it so far, according to the Washington Secretary of State’s office. That means about 420,000 ballots of about 3.9 million mailed out have been returned. But that number varies widely by county. More than 20 percent of voters in Columbia…

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October 14, 2014 at 6:20 PM

How a California billionaire gets his money into a Washington Senate campaign

In late September, political reporter Jim Brunner wrote about how California billionaire and climate activist Tom Steyer had decided to drop $1 million into Washington state’s elections to help Democrats regain control of the state Senate. One of ways the Steyer money is being used is to try to unseat Republican Sen. Andy Hill in the 45th…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, State legislative races, State Legislature | Topics: 2014 elections, andy hill, Matt Isenhower

September 25, 2014 at 7:02 AM

Secretary of State predicts 62 percent voter turnout

Washington’s Secretary of State Kim Wyman has given her crystal-ball number for this year’s general election turnout: 62 percent. It’s a lower figure than the actual turnout for the last two mid-terms — 2010 had 71 percent and 2006 had 65 percent, according to a Secretary of State blog on Wyman’s prediction. But both of those years had U.S….

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Gun initiative, Secretary of State, State legislative races | Topics: 2014 elections, Kim Wyman

September 19, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Joe Biden expected in Seattle for Cantwell’s Senate fundraiser

Sen. Maria Cantwell Vice President Joe Biden Corrected on Sept. 22, 2014 UPDATED AT 3:06 p.m. with comment from Cantwell’s campaign: WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will attend a fundraiser in Seattle next month to benefit a new joint fundraising committee created by Sen. Maria Cantwell and three other female Democratic senators up for election this…

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Comments | More in Congress, U.S. Senate | Topics: 2014 elections, Joe Biden, Maria Cantwell

September 8, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Democrat lawmakers send letter to NRA over lobbyist’s remarks

We wrote in late July about comments made by a National Rifle Association (NRA) lobbyist who compared the proposed background checks initiative to the beginning of Nazi oppression of Jews before World War II. Neither the lobbyist, Brian Judy, nor the NRA have commented on that episode. Now, four Democrat legislators have sent a letter to the NRA demanding that the organization dissociate itself…

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