OLYMPIA — With pistols holstered at their hips or rifles slung across their shoulders, gun-rights supporters Thursday morning filled the Capitol steps. The “594 Rally for Sanity” was primarily aimed at protesting Initiative 594, which voters passed in November with 59 percent of the vote. I-594 expands background checks beyond the current federal standard to…More
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State Sen. Nathan Schlicher has conceded his re-election, acknowledging that his Kitsap Peninsula seat will change from blue to red next year. Schlicher, a Democrat appointed to the 26th District seat this year when Derek Kilmer joined Congress, said Thursday night that he realized he can’t win. Updated vote totals showed Schlicher trailing Republican state Rep. Jan…More
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…More
Update at 8:40 p.m. Early returns from Pierce and Kitsap counties showed GOP state Rep. Jan Angel and Democratic state Sen. Nathan Schlicher separated by only a few hundred votes. This race will take awhile to call. Original post Voters today will decide between state Rep. Jan Angel, a Republican, and state Sen. Nathan Schlicher, a Democrat, in…More
The race for the 26th District state Senate seat is looking like a campaign for Congress with more than $2.5 million flowing into the contest. It’s a record for a state Senate seat, according to the state Public Disclosure Commission. Both parties view the seat, representing parts of Pierce and Kitsap counties, as a linchpin for…More