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u 2010 Washington General Election

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Initiative 591

111
OptionPct
No 55.27%
Yes 44.73%

Initiative 594

110
OptionPct
Yes 59.27%
No 40.73%

Spokane Riverfront Park Bond, Proposition 2

113
OptionPct
Approved 68.58%
Rejcted 31.42%


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Challenger Wiggins pulls closer to Justice Sanders

Challenger Charlie Wiggins is cutting into Justice Richard Sanders’ lead in the contest for a state Supreme Court seat.


State Supreme Ct Race: Wiggins closes gap, Sanders warns of ‘theft’

OLYMPIA — With challenger Charlie Wiggins closing the gap on Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders— and some media outlets predicting Wiggins will win the race — Sanders’ campaign sent out a plea to supporters for money for a possible recount.”Don’t let Wiggins steal this election”…


Self-financed campaigns faltered

Trying to buy an election by self-financing a campaign is a bad investment, a study from the Center for Responsive Politics says.Only about one in five candidates who poured a half-million dollars or more into their own campaigns came out a winner last week. If…


State leaders see tighter coffer, bipartisan tilt

OLYMPIA – Washington politicians who had any doubt the public is in no mood for more taxes should have had that cleared up Tuesday. For the budget struggles ahead next year, voter sentiment is clear: Don’t ask us for more money, cut the budget. Voters sank a proposal for a state income tax on the wealthy, struck down temporary taxes on soda, candy, bottled water and some processed foods, and reinstated a two-thirds supermajority for passing any new taxes.


Incumbent Larsen’s lead over challenger grows

Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen continues to expand his lead over Republican challenger John Koster.


Election season had smears, jeers, memorable moments

With the 2010 election all over but the counting – admittedly the counting still is important in a few races – it seems appropriate to look back over the campaign. It was an avalanche of nasty ads, debates over debates, commercials and visits from out-of-state big shots played out against a backdrop of voters worried about their next paycheck, house payment or bag of groceries. And that’s looking at things as an optimist. Maybe the best that can be said about it is, it’s over. But before it fades from memory, here are some of the highlights and lowlifes of Campaign 2010.


That was the campaign that was

With the 2010 election all over but the counting – admittedly the counting still is important in a few races – it seems appropriate to look back over the campaign.It was an avalanche of nasty ads, debates over debates commercials and visits from out-of-state big…


Seeing ones: Today’s vote count

Spokane County tallied 11,111 move ballots Friday from the Nov. 2 election. An unusual looking number that didn’t create any unusual twists in the standings.Republican challenger Al French leads Democratic County Commissioner Bonnie Mager by about 1,100 votes. Republican challenger Rob Chase leads Democratic County…


Washington election turnout may top 70 percent

Washington elections officials say a late surge in ballots will likely push the turnout for Tuesday’s election to 70 percent or higher.


Turnout higher than expected

OLYMPIA — Turnout for last Tuesday’s election is higher than expected and may set a record for a mid-year election, Secretary of State Sam Reed said today.State elections officials were projecting a turnout of 66 percent for the mid-term, but are now revising that upwards…


Murray secures Senate victory

Democrat Patty Murray won a fourth term in the U.S. Senate, building a lead of nearly 50,000 votes over Republican rival Dino Rossi as counting continued Thursday. Faced with a near mathematical impossibility of catching her even though hundreds of thousands of votes remain to be counted, Rossi conceded Thursday evening.


State Senate control hinges on tight races

SEATTLE – Democrats were holding onto slim leads in three races in King and Snohomish counties that will decide which party controls the state Senate next year, Thursday’s ballot returns showed. Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, extended his small lead over Republican challenger Dave Schmidt to about 250 votes. Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Medina, extended his margin to about 630 votes. In the Federal Way-area 30th District, Democratic Sen. Tracey Eide’s lead held steady with more than 660 votes.


Challenger gains on justice

SEATTLE – Bainbridge Island attorney Charlie Wiggins is cutting into the slim lead held by Justice Richard Sanders as Sanders tries to retain his seat on the Washington state Supreme Court. In updated vote totals Thursday evening, Sanders led 50.6 percent to 49.4 percent. That was a slight improvement for Wiggins, who trailed by 2 percentage points to start the day.


Murray wins, Rossi concedes

Patty Murray’s lead in the U.S. Senate race became insurmountable Thursday, prompting Republican challenger Dino Rossi to concede at 6:15 p.m.


Mapping the vote: Spokane County prosecutor’s race

The race between Steve Tucker and Frank Malone shows some very noticeable splits between precincts insided the city and outside the city.These numbers come from the vote totals released Thursday evening.


Fun video bonus: Two different views of the election

President Barack Obama and Sen. Mitch McConnell had two very different takes on what the American people were saying on Tuesday, and what they plan to do about it.


Mapping the vote: City Prop 1’s failure

The City of Spokane’s Proposition 1 was pretty unpopular, as the map above shows.It had some small “yes” margins around the downtown core and a few precincts to the north and south. But it went from no to “hell no” as the precincts got further…


Candy, pop and water taxes gone Dec. 1

Higher taxes on candy, gum, bottled water and pop will soon be gone.


Mapping the vote: 6th District House race

Republican challenger and former state Rep. John Ahern is comfortably ahead of incumbent Democrat in the 6th District House race. As this computer mapping of their vote totals shows, Ahern has large vote margins on the edges of the City of Spokane and beyond, while…


Incumbent Murray expands lead in Senate race

Democratic incumbent Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi headed into a third day of vote tallies today with no clear winner in Washington state’s U.S. Senate race.


Races
U.S. Senator
Assessor, Spokane County
Auditor, Spokane County
Clerk, Spokane County
County Commissioner District 3, Spokane County
Judge Position 1, Spokane County
Judge Position 2, Spokane County
Judge Position 3, Spokane County
Judge Position 4, Spokane County
Judge Position 5, Spokane County
Judge Position 6, Spokane County
Judge Position 7, Spokane County
Judge Position 8, Spokane County
Prosecuting attorney, Spokane County
Sheriff, Spokane County
Treasurer, Spokane County
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 1
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 2
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 3
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 4
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 6
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 7
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 8
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 9
Judge Position 1, Court of Appeals, Division 1, District 1
Judge Position 2, Court of Appeals, Division 1, District 1
Judge Position 1, Court of Appeals, Division 1, District 2
Judge Position 1, Court of Appeals, Division 2, District 1
Judge Position 2, Court of Appeals, Division 2, District 1
Judge Position 2, Court of Appeals, Division 2, District 3
Judge Position 1, Court of Appeals, Division 3, District 1
Judge Position 1, Court of Appeals, Division 3, District 2
Assessor, Ferry County
Auditor, Ferry County
Clerk, Ferry County
County Commissioner District 2, Ferry County
District Court Judge, Ferry County
Prosecuting attorney, Ferry County
Sheriff, Ferry County
Treasurer, Ferry County
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 08
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 08
State Senator, Legislative District 08
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 10
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 10
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 11
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 11
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 12
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 12
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 13
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 13
State Senator, Legislative District 13
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 14
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 14
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 15
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 15
State Senator, Legislative District 15
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 16
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 16
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 17
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 17
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 18
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 18
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 19
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 19
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 20
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 20
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 21
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 21
State Senator, Legislative District 21
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 22
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 22
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 23
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 23
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 24
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 24
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 25
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 25
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 26
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 26
State Senator, Legislative District 26
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 27
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 27
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 28
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 28
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 29
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 29
State Senator, Legislative District 29
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 30
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 30
State Senator, Legislative District 30
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 31
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 31
State Senator, Legislative District 31
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 32
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 32
State Senator, Legislative District 32
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 33
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 33
State Senator, Legislative District 33
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 34
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 34
State Senator, Legislative District 34
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 35
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 35
State Senator, Legislative District 35
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 36
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 36
State Senator, Legislative District 36
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 37
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 37
State Senator, Legislative District 37
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 38
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 38
State Senator, Legislative District 38
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 39
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 39
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane)
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane)
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 40
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 40
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 41
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 41
State Senator, Legislative District 41
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 42
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 42
State Senator, Legislative District 42
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 43
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 43
State Senator, Legislative District 43
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 44
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 44
State Senator, Legislative District 44
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 45
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 45
State Senator, Legislative District 45
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 46
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 46
State Senator, Legislative District 46
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 47
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 47
State Senator, Legislative District 47
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 48
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 48
State Senator, Legislative District 48
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 49
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 49
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 4 (Spokane Valley)
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 4 (Spokane Valley)
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane)
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane)
State Senator, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane)
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington)
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington)
State Senator, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington)
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 9 (Southeastern Washington)
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 9 (Southeastern Washington)
Assessor, Lincoln County
Auditor, Lincoln County
Clerk, Lincoln County
County Commissioner District 3, Lincoln County
District Court Judge, Lincoln County
Prosecuting attorney, Lincoln County
Sheriff, Lincoln County
Treasurer, Lincoln County
Assessor, Pend Oreille County
Auditor, Pend Oreille County
Clerk, Pend Oreille County
County Commissioner District 2, Pend Oreille County
District Court Judge, Pend Oreille County
Prosecuting attorney, Pend Oreille County
Public Utility Commissioner 3, Pend Oreille County
Sheriff, Pend Oreille County
Treasurer, Pend Oreille County
PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSIONER 3, Public Utility District 1 (Lincoln)
Commissioner #1, Public Utility District 1 (Spokane, Stevens)
PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSIONER #1, Public Utility District (Ferry)
Assessor, Stevens County
Auditor, Stevens County
Clerk, Stevens County
Coroner, Stevens County
County Commissioner District 2 , Stevens County
District Court Judge, Stevens County
Prosecuting Attorney, Stevens County
Sheriff, Stevens County
Treasurer, Stevens County
Justice Position 1, Supreme Court
Justice Position 5, Supreme Court
Justice Position 6, Supreme Court
Measures
City of Spokane Proposition 1
Coulee Area Parks and Recreation District Proposition 1
Lincoln County Cemetery District Proposition 1
Lincoln County Fire District 1 Proposition 1
Park and Recreation District 3 Proposition 1
Marcus Proposition 1
Northport Proposition 1
Newport Hospital and Health Services Property Tax Levy
Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District Levy
Spangle Cemetery District Proposition 1
Spokane Fire District No. 4 Proposition 1
Sprague Proposition 1
House Joint Resolution 4220
Initiative 1053
Initiative 1082
Initiative 1098
Initiative 1100
Initiative 1105
Initiative 1107
Referendum 52
Senate Joint Resolution 8225
Stevens County Fire District 5 Proposition 1
Stevens County Rural Library District Levy Lift

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