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Candidates make one last push

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


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 of Congress for the next two years, started their full final day of the campaign at dawn, on opposite sides of the state.Republican challenger Dino Rossi had…


Voters out before dawn for Election Day 2010

WASHINGTON — The fate of the Democratic Congress was put before voters today in midterm elections that drew Americans to balloting stations starting before dawn, some clamoring for change, others digging in their heels against resurgent Republicans. Expectations took hold in both camps that the political order was in for a makeover in these anxious times.


Election trends likely to emerge early

WASHINGTON – How early will America know if it’s a Republican romp or if Democrats somehow minimized their damage? There should be plenty of clues this evening – and long before bedtime. Final results in some states might not be known for days. But trends could be evident from the Midwest and South – especially from Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia – even before most of the nation has finished dinner.


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.


Chris Marr speaks to Democrats

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


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.


State Rep. John Driscoll

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


Daryl Romeyn

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


Andy Billig

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


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.


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.


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 out of the hands of the candidates and the consultants, and in the hands of the voters.In Washington, which has all-mail voting in all counties…


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 take note: You’re free to write in any name you want in any race on the ballot if you think it will “send a message.”But…


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.Republican challenger Dino Rossi started south and moved north along the I-5 corridor. He began with a morning rally in Vancouver, had a noon rally in Puyallup and a Bellevue rally…


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.


Early clues: What to watch in Tuesday’s elections

How early will America know if it’s a Republican romp or if Democrats somehow minimized their damage? There should be plenty of clues Tuesday evening — and long before bedtime.


What’s at stake in Tuesday’s election

A look at the congressional seats, governorships, state legislatures and some of the ballot measures that will be on ballots around the country on Nov. 2.


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. One site rates the top 13 videos of the political season, from Jimmy McMillan’s “The Rent is Too Damn High” speech to Christine O’Donnell’s “I’m not…


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.


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State Senator, Legislative District 38
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 39
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State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane)
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane)
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State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 48
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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
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 6
State Senator, Legislative District 6
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 7 (Northeast Washington)
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 7 (Northeast Washington)
State Senator, Legislative District 7 (Northeast Washington)
Judge Position 1, San Juan Superior Court
Justice Position 1, Supreme Court
Justice Position 5, Supreme Court
Justice Position 6, Supreme Court
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