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Tuesday, December 11, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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u 2012 Washington Primary



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Ballot puts plenty at stake for health care, taxes, Medicare

WASHINGTON – The White House, the Senate, the tea party revolution in the House and 11 governorships are on the line Tuesday in a fantastically costly, relentlessly negative election played out in unsettled economic times. There is more at stake, though – the future of the Affordable Care Act, the fate of Medicare – in a land where the campaign tab is counted in the billions of dollars, where voters have been polled to the point of rebelliousness, and where a 4-year-old approached national hero status when she tearily protested the onslaught of campaign advertising.


More to this campaign than ho-ho-ho

The voice on the other end of the phone was deep and mellifluous. “Jim. It’s Santa Claus.” It did not belong to the most famous resident of the North Pole, but to a resident of Incline Village, Nev., whose legal name is Santa Claus. A…


John Webster: The Old Party isn’t so Grand anymore

I used to be a Republican. Voted for them. Wrote nice things about them and their policies. When I was a kid, I even doorbelled for them. Never again.


Washington voter rolls top 3.9 million

OLYMPIA — Washington has slightly more than 3.9 million registered voters for the 2012 general election. Those numbers include all the in-person registrations at county elections offices through Oct. 29. They are about 270,000 higher than 2008, which was also a record. Fora drill down…


More options for that presidential vote

If you don’t like Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, you have other choices, and not just the four other candidates on Idaho’s presidential ballot, or the six others on Washington’s. Voters also can – and hundreds do – write in another name on a space…


McKenna calls Koster’s comment on rape “innapropriate”

Rob McKenna, the Republican nominee for governor, has called remarks made by a Republican candidate for Congress in a close race in western Washington “inappropriate.” John Koster, who is running in the Congressional district that includes Seattle suburbs and Mount Vernon, told a liberal activist…


On the Web: Politico thinks McMorris Rodgers in line to move up

Washington state politicians are getting some ink in other publications. Politico has a long piece today assessing Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ prospects of moving up in House GOP hierarchy. It mentions she’s been travelling around to other congressional districts to help Republicans campaign…something her Democratic…


On the Web: Koster and the ‘rape thing’

Another example of Washington politicians getting in elsewhere: John Koster, the Republican running for the state’s 1st Congressional District seat, is getting lots of attention — not necessarily the good kind — for a comment he made about rape. He’s being lumped in with GOP…


On the Web: HuffPo profiles state Rep. Walsh

Another example of Washington state politicians getting ink elsewhere: Huffington Post looks at state Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, noting her stance in support of gay rights and same-sex marriage. Spin Control readers with good memories might recall a post with a video of her…


Today’s fun video: One comment on the election

We all feel this way at times, kid. You just gotta hang on a few more days.


About the results: Primary elections in the state of Washington utilize a “Top 2” election system. The two candidates who receive the most votes in the Primary advance to the General Election, regardless of their party preference. Both “winning” candidates (and uncontested candidates) for a given race are denoted with green checkmark in the Spokesman-Review Election Center results. (Judicial races are an exception to this rule; see below.)

Supreme Court races: As per Washington election law, a judicial candidate who receives more than half of the votes in a primary election wins the seat and does not have to run in the November general election. A judicial race between only two candidates will therefore decide that race. If a candidate in a race of three or more people wins with over 50% of the vote, they will win the seat; otherwise, the top two candidates will advance to the November general election.




Latest news

Ballot puts plenty at stake for health care, taxes, Medicare

WASHINGTON – The White House, the Senate, the tea party revolution in the House and 11 governorships are on the line Tuesday in a fantastically costly, relentlessly negative election played out in unsettled economic times. There is more at stake, though – the future of the Affordable Care Act, the fate of Medicare – in a land where the campaign tab is counted in the billions of dollars, where voters have been polled to the point of rebelliousness, and where a 4-year-old approached national hero status when she tearily protested the onslaught of campaign advertising.


More to this campaign than ho-ho-ho

The voice on the other end of the phone was deep and mellifluous. “Jim. It’s Santa Claus.” It did not belong to the most famous resident of the North Pole, but to a resident of Incline Village, Nev., whose legal name is Santa Claus. A…


John Webster: The Old Party isn’t so Grand anymore

I used to be a Republican. Voted for them. Wrote nice things about them and their policies. When I was a kid, I even doorbelled for them. Never again.


Washington voter rolls top 3.9 million

OLYMPIA — Washington has slightly more than 3.9 million registered voters for the 2012 general election. Those numbers include all the in-person registrations at county elections offices through Oct. 29. They are about 270,000 higher than 2008, which was also a record. Fora drill down…


More options for that presidential vote

If you don’t like Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, you have other choices, and not just the four other candidates on Idaho’s presidential ballot, or the six others on Washington’s. Voters also can – and hundreds do – write in another name on a space…


McKenna calls Koster’s comment on rape “innapropriate”

Rob McKenna, the Republican nominee for governor, has called remarks made by a Republican candidate for Congress in a close race in western Washington “inappropriate.” John Koster, who is running in the Congressional district that includes Seattle suburbs and Mount Vernon, told a liberal activist…


On the Web: Politico thinks McMorris Rodgers in line to move up

Washington state politicians are getting some ink in other publications. Politico has a long piece today assessing Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ prospects of moving up in House GOP hierarchy. It mentions she’s been travelling around to other congressional districts to help Republicans campaign…something her Democratic…


On the Web: Koster and the ‘rape thing’

Another example of Washington politicians getting in elsewhere: John Koster, the Republican running for the state’s 1st Congressional District seat, is getting lots of attention — not necessarily the good kind — for a comment he made about rape. He’s being lumped in with GOP…


On the Web: HuffPo profiles state Rep. Walsh

Another example of Washington state politicians getting ink elsewhere: Huffington Post looks at state Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, noting her stance in support of gay rights and same-sex marriage. Spin Control readers with good memories might recall a post with a video of her…


Today’s fun video: One comment on the election

We all feel this way at times, kid. You just gotta hang on a few more days.