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Last updated: Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Governor, State of Washington

CandidateVotesPct
Jay Inslee (D) 599,135 46.78%
Rob McKenna (R) 554,303 43.28%
Rob Hill (R) 42,597 3.33%
Shahram Hadian (R) 40,118 3.13%
James White (I) 12,767 1%
Christian Joubert (N) 9,390 0.73%
L. Dale Sorgren (I) 8,711 0.68%
Max Sampson (R) 8,170 0.64%
Javier Lopez (R) 5,691 0.44%
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Last updated: Aug. 10, 8 p.m. U.S. Senator, State of Washington

CandidateVotesPct
Maria Cantwell (D) 698,686 55.45%
Michael Baumgartner (R) 382,599 30.36%
Art Coday (R) 69,570 5.52%
Timmy (Doc) Wilson (D) 29,149 2.31%
Chuck Jackson (R) 24,004 1.91%
Glen R. Stockwell (R) 23,944 1.90%
Mike The Mover (R) 18,109 1.44%
Will Baker (R) 13,978 1.11%
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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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Washington residents: Register by today or sit this one out

Today is the absolute, no fooling, last day to register to vote in Washington. Any Washington citizen not register… Read more

Today’s fun videos: Long versions

Although television is full of 30-second campaign commercials, the Internet is awash in longer videos from diferen… Read more

McKenna’s free travel studied

SEATTLE – Washington’s Republican candidate for governor, Rob McKenna, has spent a lot of time as attorney general traveling on other people’s dime, the Seattle Times reported Sunday. The newspaper said McKenna accepted nearly three times as many privately paid trips and event tickets over the past seven years as his predecessor, Gov. Chris Gregoire, did during her last eight years as attorney general. Read more

Dellwo vs. Holy, Introduction

Former state Rep. Dennis Dellwo, a Democrat, and attorney Jeff Holy, a Republican, make their case why their the best to represent the 6th Legislative District, in the state House. The district includes parts of the city of Spokane, and most of the West Plains. Read more

Dellwo vs. Holy, Freeway and Electric Bus

Former state Rep. Dennis Dellwo, a Democrat, and attorney Jeff Holy, a Republican, give their stance on the North Spokane Corridor and the proposed electric bus system. The two are running for state House in Spokane County’s 6th Legislative District, which includes parts of the city of Spokane, and most of the West Plains. Read more

Election reminder: Save your signs

Wednesday is Halloween. While it is mostly a holiday devoted to raising the blood sugar levels of small children, … Read more

Election Reminder: Monday is registration deadline

Monday is the last day to register to vote in Washington. You may think you’ve heard this warning before, and in a… Read more

Doug Clark: Nov. 7 the only cure for electionitis

Thought I was coming down with the flu at first. Dull headache. Depression. Irritability … Read more

R-74 unlikely to bring financial boon to East Side

If Washington voters approve same-sex marriage next month, eastbound drivers on Interstate 90 wouldn’t hit another county where same-sex couples could marry until entering New York. Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton says Spokane’s border location may increase the number of out-of-state same-sex couples who arrive here to marry, but other factors may keep that number relatively low. Read more

Sunday Spin: Democrats flip-flop and denounce donor

Several court decisions make clear that political contributions are protected political speech, so in most cases d… Read more

Boeing looks south of border

The Inland Northwest’s push to expand its growing aerospace industry is dealing with an unexpected obstacle. Boeing Co. Read more

Shawn Vestal: As politicians talk, the poor get poorer

It’s been so refreshing during this political season to hear the candidates grapple seriously with one of the most pressing concerns facing America today: poverty. Just kidding! Read more

Today’s fun video: When Obama goes to the polls

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy   … even he has to show ID. Read more

Did Shea break pledge to Republican group?

In August, state Rep. Matt Shea appeared to be mending bridges in the local Republican Party. He attended a meet… Read more

Time is fading for new Washingtonians to register to vote

Register to vote today, or wait in a really long line on Monday. That’s the message from Spokane County Auditor … Read more

Gregoire says successors’ budget proposals won’t work

OLYMPIA – Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire served warning Thursday to her two would-be successors that the budget plans they’re pushing on the campaign trail won’t work and they’ll need to find some sort of new revenue – usually translated as a tax increase – to balance the budget and meet the demand for better public schools. At a news conference to announce a federal waiver that will help the state save money by developing a new program for residents eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, Gregoire said she was looking at a revenue increase for the 2013-’15 budget she will propose next month. Read more

Cowan vs. McMorris Rodgers, Iran

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, and businessman Rich Cowan, a Democrat, consider if military action would be appropriate to stop Iran from attaining nuclear weapons. Read more

Notes from a Democratic rally

About 150 gathered for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell’s campaign rally this evening in Spokane at the Lincoln Center. … Read more

Obama backs Ref. 74

OLYMPIA — President Obama gave a thumbs up to Referendum 74, the ballot measure in Washington that would legalize… Read more

Gregoire says successor will need to raise taxes

OLYMPIA — The next governor will have to raise taxes, regardless of what they promise on the campaign trail, Gov. Chris Gregoire predicted today. The budget she proposes for the next two years will have some kind of “revenue increase”. Read more

Gregoire to successor: You’ll need a tax increase

OLYMPIA — Gov. Chris Gregoire served warning today to her two would-be successors that the budget plans they push… Read more

Complaint filed against flyers targetting McLaughlin

Dozens if not hundreds of fliers left on cars and doorsteps against Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin’s c… Read more

Campaign fliers are mum on author

Dozens if not hundreds of fliers left on cars and doorsteps against Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin’s campaign for state Senate could violate state disclosure law. The black-and-white fliers that appear to be printed with a copy machine or computer printer criticize McLaughlin, a Republican, for her vote in support of revoking the alcohol impact area in the West Central neighborhood. One version of the flier said, “Nancy McLaughlin voted for fortified malt liquor sales over safe neighborhoods. We don’t need that kind of representation in Olympia.” Read more

Cowan vs. McMorris Rodgers, Income Taxes

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, and businessman Rich Cowan, a Democrat, give their position on letting income tax cuts expire. Read more

Ethics Commission quickly dismisses complaint against McLaughlin

The Spokane Ethics Commission ruled quickly on Wednesday against a complaint filed against Spokane City Councilwom… Read more

Listen to McMorris Rodgers and Cowan make case on pot

Both candidates for Congress in Spokane’s 5th Congressional District oppose the initiative that would legalize mar… Read more

Inslee makes ad touting connections to East Side

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee is attempting to make points with Spokane voters with a new television commercial that touts his ties to Eastern Washington and features several local scenes. Standing on the Cliff Drive overlook to downtown Spokane, Inslee tells viewers “my wife Trudi and I raised our three boys here in Eastern Washington, and as governor, I won’t forget about this side of the Cascades.” Read more

Cowan vs. McMorris Rodgers, Marijuana

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, and businessman Rich Cowan, a Democrat, discuss their thoughts on federal marijuana rules. Read more

Inslee ad features Spokane

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee is attempting to make points with Spokane voters with a new televisi… Read more

Debates will feature county commission candidates, Biviano

Candidates for Spokane County Commission will face off Wednesday evening in student-led debates hosted by the Cent… Read more

Non-scientific surveys in the presidential race

Every four years at this time, businesses of almost every stripe try to piggy back on the presidential race to get… Read more

Fact-checking Prez Debate III

President Obama and former Gov. Romney kept the fact-checkers busy last night in their final debate. Here’s some o… Read more

Think, Drink, talk politics (not necessarily in that order)

Do you think today’s political campaigns are more negative than “the good old days”? Do you recall a really nast… Read more

Donors keep the big checks coming

With just two weeks left for voters to return their general election ballots, large amounts of money are flowing into some Washington campaigns for top offices and measures that propose major changes to state law. The state Democratic Party reported a $350,000 contribution Monday to its gubernatorial candidate, Jay Inslee, who a local poll suggests is tied with Republican Rob McKenna, and who campaign disclosure records show is running behind in the money race. Read more

Small donations add up in state races

At a time when big money is flooding into campaign coffers, Washington state leaders are seeing another trend: small money. In the race for the governor’s office, a Seattle social worker donated 49 cents. A woman in Elma, Wash., donated 2 cents. A Spokane woman chipped in $2. Dozens of citizens across the state have donated $1, $3 or $5. Read more