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January 28, 2014 at 8:11 AM

What your congressperson is (publicly) betting on the Super Bowl

Washington state’s congressional delegation on Monday submitted a strong entry into this year’s political Super Bowl betting sweepstakes, announcing a mass wager with Colorado’s delegation. That means all members of Congress representing Washington and Colorado — 17 in all; 10 from Washington and seven from Colorado — are offering to give something to the other side…

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Comments | More in Congress, Politics Northwest, State government, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate | Topics: Adam Smith, Cathy McMorris Rogers, Dave Reichert

November 6, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Angel lead over Schlicher grows in race for state Senate

Republican Jan Angel maintained her lead over state Sen. Nathan Schlicher in updated vote totals released Wednesday afternoon. Angel led by about 1,200 votes after Wednesday’s count, up from a roughly 800-vote lead in Tuesday’s returns. That translates to a 52-48 percent race. The special election in the 26th District, which straddles Pierce and Kitsap counties, was…

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Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: 26th District, Derek Kilmer, Jan Angel

January 23, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Pritchard’s ‘chick pic’ gets passed to DelBene, then Kilmer — with Heck awaiting

WASHINGTON — One ugly painting. Three recipients. A congressional tradition observed by members of Washington’s delegation took an unusual turn this year when a painting of a just-hatched chick was passed to the state’s newest member of Congress — and rotated among the state’s three House freshmen. U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Camas, who…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, homepage, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: denny heck, Derek Kilmer, Joel Pritchard

July 25, 2012 at 6:10 AM

Wednesday briefing: Political ads, video edition

Good Morning. We go now to the contest between political ads, particularly in the Washington governor’s race. Pollster Stuart Elway this week presented poll results that show Democrat Jay Inslee beating Republican Rob McKenna for the first time since the campaign began. One possibility is that his poll showing Inslee with 43 percent to McKenna’s 36…

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Comments | More in Governor, homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: Bob Ferguson, Derek Kilmer, Jay Inslee

July 2, 2012 at 6:10 AM

Monday briefing: Washington gov race hottest in U.S, says Politico

Good morning. We all know Washington’s gubernatorial race is close, at least according to the polls.  Politico  goes a step further and calls it the hottest gubernatorial race in the country. I have to give it to my KUOW-FM radio compadre, Eli Sanders of The Stranger,  for asking a really good…

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Comments | More in Governor, homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: Bill Driscoll, cities growing faster than suburbs, Derek Kilmer