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…More
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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…More
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…More
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…More
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…More
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…More