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December 3, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Huge Seattle advantage powered Inslee victory in governor’s race

Democratic Gov.-elect Jay Inslee can thank overwhelming support in Seattle for his victory over Republican Rob McKenna in the 2012 gubernatorial race. A Seattle Times analysis of precinct vote returns shows Inslee carried Seattle by 78.4 to 21.4 percent over McKenna — his strongest showing of any city in King and Snohomish counties. (See map below…


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December 3, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Eastside suburbs joined Seattle in strong approval of gay marriage referendum

Support for Washington’s historic measure legalizing gay marriage was strongest in Seattle, but carried across Lake Washington throughout most of the Eastside suburbs. A Seattle Times analysis of precinct vote totals shows intense support inside the city of Seattle – with approval of Referendum 74 reaching a high mark of 94 percent in the Capitol…


0 Comments | More in 2014 elections, homepage, Politics Northwest, Same-sex marriage | Topics: gay marriage, referendum 74, seattle

December 3, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Marijuana initiative wildly popular in Seattle & Eastside

Washington’s marijuana-legalization initiative proved overwhelmingly popular throughout most of King and Snohomish Counties. Initiative 502 carried all but 5 percent of King County precincts and won a majority of votes in every city, according to a Seattle Times analysis of precinct vote returns. (Click on the map image to the left to see the larger…


0 Comments | More in 2014 elections, homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest | Topics: initiative 502, King County, marijuana

October 8, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Monday briefing: season of political ads, scary and otherwise; aggressive panhandling redux

Good Morning: UPDATED TO INCLUDE LINK ON A.G. AD The New Yorker cover speaks loudly. The latest New Yorker cover sums up the first presidential debate in biting fashion. No hiding places: It’s that time of the year, October, the month of ghosts and goblins and political ads scarier than the most spider-covered, creaky-floored haunted…


0 Comments | More in Attorney General, homepage, Politics Northwest, U.S. Senate | Topics: bob ferugson, mike mcginn, republican state leadership committee

September 26, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Group wants district elections for Seattle

A new group has formed to push for electing Seattle City Council members by district. Currently, all nine council members are elected citywide, or at-large. Seattle Districts Now is proposing to elect seven members by geographic district and two members citywide. The group, which is holding a press conference Thursday, has a map showing how…


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August 30, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Paul Ryan schedules Seattle-area visit Sept. 10

TAMPA, Florida — Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan will attend a pair of fundraisers in the Seattle area on Sept. 10. Republicans are planning a $1,000-a-person event and a more exclusive $25,000 per person “limited special event,” according to invitations circulated among the Washington delegation the at the Republican National Convention. “This will most likely be the last…


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