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November 19, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Didier concedes to Newhouse in 4th District Congressional race

Yakima Herald-Republic Republican Clint Didier has formally conceded the race to Dan Newhouse for Washington’s 4th Congressional District seat. Newhouse, also a Republican, was projected to win the race since Nov. 7, but Didier, a tea party ally, said early last week the campaign was still counting ballots and hoping for a recount. Since then, Newhouse has…

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Comments | More in Congressional races, Politics Northwest, Washington state Republican Party | Topics: 4th District, Clint Didier, Dan Newhouse

September 3, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Clint Didier slams Doc Hastings’ endorsement of rival for Congress

Updated at 10:32 a.m. with statement from Doc Hastings:   WASHINGTON — Clint Didier, the fiery conservative running in a rare open race to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, lashed out at the 10-term Republican incumbent Wednesday for endorsing his rival for Washington’s 4th Congressional District seat. In a statement issued an hour before Hastings was to appear in…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races | Topics: Clint Didier, Dan Newhouse, Doc Hastings

September 2, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Doc Hastings to appear with candidate in 4th Congressional District race

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings will make a campaign appearance Wednesday with one of the two Republicans who hope to succeed him in Washington’s 4th Congressional District. Hastings will make a joint announcement with Dan Newhouse at the Richland Community Center at 10 a.m.  Jim Keough, a spokesman for Newhouse, declined to say whether…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races | Topics: 4th Congressional District, Clint Didier, Dan Newhouse

March 27, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Dave Reichert breaks ranks with GOP on national monuments bill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Wednesday passed a bill to curtail presidential powers to designate national monuments, a legislation conservation groups condemned as shortsighted and which they urged the Senate to reject. Rep. Dave Reichert of Auburn broke from the GOP majority to vote against it, one of just 10 Republicans to do so. The measure…

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Comments | More in Congress | Topics: Dave Reichert, Doc Hastings, national monuments

March 21, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Doc Hastings’ district got top money from stimulus he opposed

UPDATED AT 1:12  P.M. WITH COMMENT FROM HASTINGS’ SPOKESMAN: WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings’ Central Washington district received the most federal money from the 2009 stimulus act, snagging more than 500 times as much per resident than the bottom-ranked district of former Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York. That’s the conclusion by three economists

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Comments | More in Congress | Topics: Brookings Institution, Doc Hastings, stimulus

February 19, 2014 at 2:32 PM

State Sen. Janea Holmquist Newbry to run for Hastings’ seat

Moses Lake Republican state Sen. Janea Holmquist Newbry is joining the race to succeed Congressman Doc Hastings representing Washington’s 4th Congressional District. Holmquist Newbry has served in the state Senate since 2006 and was first elected to the state House in 2001. She chairs the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee. Holquist Newbry made headlines earlier this month…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races | Topics: 4th Congressional District, Doc Hastings, Sen. Janea Holmquist-Newbry

February 13, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Doc Hastings to retire from Congress after ten terms

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings said today he would leave his House seat at the end of this Congress, ending two decades of representing central Washington’s 4th District. Hastings, a Republican from Pasco, is the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee and frequent target of conservationists and environmentalists. He also is a strong fiscal…

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January 30, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Reps. Jim McDermott, Doc Hastings unite behind sales-tax deduction

UPDATED AT 5:40 P.M. WITH REICHERT’S COMMENT: WASHINGTON — Another year, another plea for sales-tax deduction. A bipartisan group of 57 congressional lawmakers sent a letter Thursday to the top Republican and Democrat on the House tax-writing committee to urge them to allow residents in eight states without income taxes to deduct their sales taxes instead…

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Comments | More in Congress | Topics: Doc Hastings, jim mcdermott, sales tax deduction

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 8, 2013 at 8:38 AM

NW lawmakers warn Energy Department from taking control of BPA

WASHINGTON — The troubled culture inside the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) that lead the U.S. Energy Department to impose new oversight should not be a prelude to a federal takeover of energy policies in the Northwest. That’s the message in a letter sent Friday to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz signed by all 23 congressional lawmakers from…

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