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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 6, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Inslee: ‘Let’s go do some work. Let’s go lead the state’

Jay Inslee appeared to declare victory in a short speech Tuesday night at The Westin Seattle – long before anyone else had. “They are still counting the ballots in the governor’s race,” he said, “but I believe this: I believe tonight our state has taken another step forward and we have elected a forward-looking governor.” Inslee held…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Governor | Topics: Barack Obama, Jay Inslee, The Westin Seattle

November 6, 2012 at 10:05 PM

No. 1 target at Democratic party: Karl Rove

Democrats were happy that President Obama beat Mitt Romney tonight, but there was one name they mentioned almost as much as Romney: Karl Rove. The Democrats, gathered at The Westin Seattle, gleefully celebrated how Rove’s Crossroads GPS Super PAC did not win every race it invested in. Nobody celebrated more than attorney general hopeful Bob Ferguson, who…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Politics Northwest | Topics: Barack Obama, Karl Rove, Mitt Romney

November 6, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Washington Democrats: Obama win should serve as wake up call to GOP

Washington state Democrats predicted that President Obama’s re-election would send a message to Republicans that they need to be more open to compromise. Obama was narrowly winning the popular vote in early returns, but Democrats gathered for an election night party at The Westin Seattle viewed it as a meaningful sign. “The American people slapped the Republicans…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Politics Northwest | Topics: Barack Obama, election, jim mcdermott

November 6, 2012 at 7:50 PM

The latest accessory for fashionable Democrats: The O Ring

Democrats wear “The O Ring” while watching returns at The Westin Seattle (Brian M. Rosenthal/The Seattle Times).   Richard May and his friend, Tony Lee, display “The O Ring” at The Westin Seattle (Brian M. Rosenthal/The Seattle Times). Several of the Democrats gathered at The Westin Seattle tonight are sporting a new…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: Barack Obama, The O Ring, The Westin

November 6, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Washington state Democrats ready to party at the Westin

An ice sculpture holding the “Obaminator” stands outside of the Grand Ballroom at The Westin Seattle. The drink holds vodka, blue curacao and rosemary (Brian M. Rosenthal/The Seattle Times). It’s early, but Washington state Democrats gathering for an Election Night bash at The Westin Seattle are feeling good. About 200 of them had trickled…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Politics Northwest | Topics: Barack Obama, Democratic party, democrats

November 6, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Journalists asked to pay for Internet/power at Republican election night party

If you want to cover tonight’s Republican election night party, you better bring some money. News reporters attending the party at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, which will feature gubernatorial hopeful Rob McKenna and other top Republicans, are being asked to pay $150 for Internet and another $40 for power — plus taxes and fees. Internet and power…

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Comments | More in Governor | Topics: Barack Obama, Benton Strong, election night

November 1, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Final Washington Poll: Inslee leads narrowly, all initiatives looking good

Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna are still locked in a tight race for governor just days before the election, according to the last Washington Poll of the season. Inslee, a Democrat, led Republican Mckenna 48.7 percent to 45.6 percent among likely voters, a slight improvement for him from his 1-point lead in the poll’s mid-October…

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Comments | More in Governor | Topics: Barack Obama, Bob Ferguson, charter schools

October 22, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Santa for president? Washington state write-ins finalized

If you’re unhappy with both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, it turns out you have some other choices for president. Forty-three other choices, in fact. In addition to six minor parties who qualified for the ballot — Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green), Virgil Goode (Constitution), Rocky Anderson (Justice), James Harris (Socialist Worker) and Peta Lindsay (Socialism & Liberation) —…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: Barack Obama, Gary Johnson, James Harris

October 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Join us for one last presidential debate Monday at 6 p.m.

The third and final presidential debate between Republican Mitt Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama took place tonight, and we chatted about it in real time. By now, more and more voters have made up their minds. But the race is close  — tied, according to some polls. The debates have been more persuasive than…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: Barack Obama, foreign policy, live chat

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