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January 13, 2015 at 7:22 AM

House Democrats vote Derek Kilmer to Appropriations Committee

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor. Updated at 7:52 a.m. with Sen. Murray’s new subcommittee information: WASHINGTON — The shrunken House Democratic Caucus on Tuesday voted to give a spot on the House Appropriations Committee to  Rep. Derek Kilmer, a move that would give the sophomore lawmaker from Gig Harbor a more direct voice on federal…


Comments | More in Congress, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: appropriations committee, Derek Kilmer

December 16, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Derek Kilmer tries to strip campaign cash provision from spending bill

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor. WASHINGTON — President Obama hasn’t signed it into law yet. But that didn’t stop U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer Tuesday from trying to strip a controversial provision inserted into the 2015 federal spending bill allowing wealthy donors to give vastly larger sums to national political parties. Kilmer, a freshman Democrat from Gig Harbor, jumped on…


Comments | More in Congress, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: campaign contributions, Citizens United, Derek Kilmer

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…


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…


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

L to R: Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Derek Kilmer and Suzan DelBene, with the masterpiece.Photo credit: Office of DelBene 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…


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…


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…


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