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Last updated: Nov. 12, 5:37 p.m. U.S. Senator

CandidateVotesPct
Patty Murray (D) 1,262,778 52.15%
Dino Rossi (R) 1,158,708 47.85%
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Last updated: Nov. 12, 5:37 p.m. County Commissioner District 3, Spokane County

CandidateVotesPct
Al French (R) 82,364 50.77%
Bonnie Mager (D) 79,877 49.23%
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Last updated: Nov. 12, 5:37 p.m. Prosecuting attorney, Spokane County

CandidateVotesPct
Steve Tucker (R) 85,826 53.53%
Frank Malone (D) 74,520 46.47%
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Last updated: Nov. 12, 5:37 p.m. Initiative 1098
Concerning establishing a state income tax and reducing other taxes.

OptionVotesPct
No 1,564,047 64.37%
Yes 865,543 35.63%
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* These percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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Candidates make one last push

Candidates up and down the ticket scrambled for votes on Election Day. Read more

Candidates race to finish line

Candidates for Washington’s top electoral prize, a U.S. Senate seat that could determine which party controls that chamber…

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Clark: Losing an election is no reason to stop slinging mud

We did it, my friends. We have somehow reached the finish line of Campaign 2010. Tonight the votes will be counted, the winners will be declared, and the country will be polarized even worse than it was before all the name-calling started. Read more

Chris Marr speaks to Democrats

State Sen. Chris Marr addresses Democrats at the Lincoln Center on Tuesday night, Nov. 2, 2010. Read more

Michael Baumgartner at GOP party

Michael Baumgartner celebrates with supporters at the Spokane County Republic Party’s election night event at the Davenport Hotel on Tuesday night, Nov. 2, 2010. Baumgartner was leading state Sen. Chris Marr in early returns. Read more

State Rep. John Driscoll

State Rep. John Driscoll, a Democrat, talks about the early returns in Spokane County on Tuesday night, Nov. 2, 2010. Read more

Daryl Romeyn

Democratic challenger Daryl Romeyn reacts to early numbers in his race against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. Read more

Andy Billig

Democrat Andy Billig reacts to his early lead in a state House race on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. Read more

Chris Marr on second ballot count

State Sen. Chris Marr, a Democrat trailing challenger Michael Baumgartner, talks about the second drop of results Tuesday night, Nov. 2, 2010. Read more

Cathy McMorris Rodgers speaks to Republicans

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers speaks to supporters at the Davenport after cruising to re-election to Congress on Nov. 2, 2010. Read more

This is it: Last day to vote

Months of television commercials, weeks of campaign mailers and days of street-corner sign waving end today. The election is now…

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Not all write-ins will — or can — count

Voters who are unhappy with their choices for a particular office and are thinking of writing in another candidate should…

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The last frenetic days of the Murray-Rossi race

Washington’s U.S. Senate candidates spend Election Day eve attacking the Puget Sound from different directions.

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Murray, Rossi hit road in final push for votes

Democratic incumbent Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi wrapped up their road trips today as volunteers on both sides lit up phone lines and knocked on doors — even in chilling fall weather — to drum up every vote they could muster. Read more

Today’s fun video: That was the campaigns that were

It’s been a long road to election day, and there have been some ground breaking and mind boggling videos…

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Costumed canvassers try to scare up voters

Most trick-or-treaters ask for candy. But on Sunday, several dozen in Spokane requested civic engagement. About 80 people in costumes canvassed city neighborhoods Sunday encouraging younger adults to mail in their ballots. Read more

Murray and Rossi campaign on eve of election

Democratic incumbent Sen. Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi wrapped up their road trips Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, as volunteers on both sides lit up phone lines and knocked on doors — even in chilling fall weather — to drum up every vote they could muster. Read more

What do you consider rich?

The Washington Poll, which is discussed in greater detail elsewhere on the website, had a question that says a lot…

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Washington voters seeking new path

Washington voters stagger to Tuesday’s election bombarded by television commercials designed to convince them their incumbent senator is a spendthrift changeling and her would-be replacement is a sleazy grifter. The other people featured on the ballot aren’t any better, voters have been told, although not quite as often or with ads quite so slick. Read more

Rally’s message in Riverfront Park: Keep sanity alive

After being bombarded by political attack ads from both sides in one of the most contentious elections in years, some Spokane-area residents are fed up with all the “insanity.” Some 200 people gathered at noon Saturday at the Riverfront Park Floating Stage for the Rally to Restore Sanity, Spokane’s version of Jon Stewart’s Washington, D.C., rally. The event, held just three days before Tuesday’s election, was organized by Spokane Democrats. It combined comedy acts and political pep talks to send a message: Be reasonable. Take things down a notch. Read more

Forcing transparency of PACs would be sound step forward

Here’s a modest proposal on campaign finance reform that might meet constitutional muster with the U.S. Supreme Court: Let’s have a truth-in-labeling law that requires political committees to say what they really are up to. Democrats got in trouble last week – potentially big enough trouble to void an election – while playing the old “hide the hit money behind nice-sounding PACs” game in a Snohomish County legislative race. They’re facing sanctions for deliberately not reporting the money and hiding the donors to a conservative state Senate candidate, all part of an effort to whipsaw a moderate incumbent Democrat the unions didn’t like. Read more

Allred plans campaign stops

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred and some of his supporters will roll through North Idaho on Monday for a series of “mini-rallies.” Allred, a former citizen activist and founder of The Common Interest, is challenging first-term Republican Gov. Butch Otter in Tuesday’s election. Read more

Spokane rallies against the insanity

After being bombarded by political attack ads from both sides in one of the most contentious election in years, some Spokane area residents are fed up with all the “insanity.” Read more

Truths, half-truths and other campaign claims

More than a million dollars has been spent fighting for one Spokane seat in the state Senate – and the election season isn’t even over. The milestone was reached this week in the 6th Legislative District fight between incumbent Democratic Sen. Chris Marr and Republican challenger Michael Baumgartner, according to records from the state Public Disclosure Commission. Read more

Murray, Rossi in Spokane Saturday

Washington’s U.S. Senate race comes to Spokane Saturday as both Patty Murray and Dino Rossi are scheduled to…

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Both sides misstate income tax positions of Baumgartner, Marr

Claim: “With (Marr’s) tax increases, it’s hurting my employees and my business and the last thing I need…

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Poll roundup in the Senate race

Three polls of Washington’s U.S. Senate race released in the last 24 hours have different numbers, but actually…

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When mailing your ballot? Remember the stamp

Hundreds of thousands of ballots in Washington state are going to be mailed in the next four days.

Here are…

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Marmots emerge as the surprise issue in the Baumgartner-Marr battle

Claim: “Chris Marr (D) has wasted too much time in Olympia. (He) voted to designate the Olympic Marmot the official…

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Ad check: Union-funded flyers misstate Baumgartner’s positions

Claim: “Michael Baumgartner pledged to outlaw all abortions - and to not allow women and their families to decide what’s…

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Vestal: All the mud a million bucks can sling

Chris Marr really opposes negative ads. He says he’s been the victim of “hit pieces” by his opponent. He says that his political campaign for the state Senate ought to be about the issues. “The public deserves better than what we’ve seen so far,” Marr said in a KSPS debate not long ago. Read more

E-mail, signs accuse Mager falsely

An anonymous e-mail that began circulating this week falsely accuses Spokane County Commissioner Bonnie Mager of cheating on her taxes. Her election opponent, former Spokane City Councilman Al French, denied any knowledge of the e-mail Thursday afternoon. Read more

Democratic strategist faces sanctions

A Democratic political strategist active in shadowy independent ads in a Spokane legislative campaign faces court sanctions for campaign violations in an Everett primary race. Lisa MacLean’s tactics to hide who was contributing to efforts to sway the 38th District state Senate primary were so “reprehensible” that the election may have to be overturned, the Public Disclosure Commission said Thursday. It voted 3-0 to refer the case to Attorney General Rob McKenna. Read more

PDC violations could void legislative primary

A Democratic political strategist active in shadowy independent ads in a Spokane legislative campaign faces court sanctions for campaign violations…

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PDC asks AG to take Dem strategist to court

OLYMPIA — The state Public Disclosure Commission voted today to ask Attorney General Rob McKenna to seek civil penalties prosecute a…

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