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November 3, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Record independent expenditures flow to legislative races

Led by deep-pocketed environmentalist and business interests, a record amount of independent spending by Democratic and Republican allies is pouring into Washington’s legislative races. Independent spending in legislative races. (Source: Public Disclosure Commission) As of Monday, independent political committees had spent more than $7.7 million on 2014 legislative contests — up from $5.9 million in 2012,…


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October 14, 2014 at 6:20 PM

How a California billionaire gets his money into a Washington Senate campaign

In late September, political reporter Jim Brunner wrote about how California billionaire and climate activist Tom Steyer had decided to drop $1 million into Washington state’s elections to help Democrats regain control of the state Senate. One of ways the Steyer money is being used is to try to unseat Republican Sen. Andy Hill in the 45th…


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September 24, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Steyer group will target state Sen. Andy Hill in 45th District race

California billionaire and climate activist Tom Steyer’s political organization has revealed some details of its plans to influence Pacific Northwest legislative contests. NextGen Climate will back Democrats in two key state Senate races in Washington: Matt Isenhower, who is challenging state Sen. Andy Hill of Redmond in the 45th Legislative District, and Tami Green, challenging state…


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September 5, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Realtors group backs state Sen. Andy Hill with $80,000 ad effort

The National Association of Realtors has joined the battle for control of the Washington State Senate with an $80,000 independent expenditure on behalf of state Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond. The money — one of the first big independent expenditures of the general election season — is buying TV ads that praise Hill, the chief…


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July 29, 2014 at 5:50 PM

GOP: Democratic Senate candidate too Republican

Update: Andy Hill Campaign Manager Jess Honcoop tells us they found out about the campaign mailers along with everyone else, after the mail hit voters. Honcoop describes mailings like these as the “nasty underbelly of politics” and says it shows what a high-profile contest the District 45 race is. But, “We’re trying to keep our campaign as positive as possible,”…


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January 15, 2014 at 1:33 PM

State Sen. Andy Hill gets Democratic challenger

Setting up what could prove a key battle for control of the state Legislature, Democrats have found a challenger for state Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond. Matt Isenhower, a Navy veteran and senior product manager at Amazon, announced Wednesday he’s running against Hill in the 45th Legislative District. Isenhower, 33, said Hill has not lived up…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature, Washington state Democratic Party, Washington state Republican Party | Topics: 2014 elections, 45th Legislative District, Eastside