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Gingrich coming to Spokane

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will hold a campaign rally downtown Spokane on Thursday afternoon. His Washington campaign coordinator said Gingrich will be at The Bing Theater at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. It was earlier described…


Sunday Spin: Does familiarity breed endorsement?

With presidential candidates making their quadrennial stops in the Inland Northwest ahead of the caucuses, Republican voters might be wondering how to pick among the four remaining candidates. After all, none of the four has very strong connections to the region, or has spent much…


A Romney coming Tuesday (not Mitt)

Mitt Romney doesn’t have a campaign stop in the Inland Northwest yet, but one of his sons, Josh, is attending a campaign meet and greet, plus caucus training, at 12:15 Tuesday at Center Place in the Spokane Valley.


Hear Paul on gay marriage, pot, Maine’s caucus, McMorris Rodgers and more

After his rally Friday night, Paul took questions from the media, which was almost entirely from local outlets. (The NBC cameraman told me that he’s the last member of the national press who still is following Paul regularly.)


Paul rally shows his support still strong in Spokane County

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul may not have won a state primary yet, but he remains a favorite to win Spokane County. A standing-room-only crowd of about 2,300 shouted their support for Paul during his 45-minute speech Friday evening at the Spokane Convention Center. Paul…


Where Condon and GOP-leaning city leaders stand on race for president

With the race for the Republican nomination for president heating up and candidate Ron Paul headed to Spokane, Spokane Mayor David Condon said he doesn’t plan to endorse a candidate. “I’m not going to get involved in national politics,” he said. Condon said he hasn’t…


Santorum brings the 2012 race to the Inland Northwest

Rick Santorum became the first presidential candidate to visit the Inland Northwest, just as national polls shows him emerging as the Republican favorite. In response to questions from the press, Santorum downplayed the polls, noting that he had de-emphasized the same polls in recent weeks…


U.S. Senate race: Cantwell has $4 million in bank

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell’s campaign released its campaign contribution reports from the last quarter of 2011 which shows it had just over $4 million “on hand” as of Dec. 31. (On hand makes it sound like the money is sitting around on someone’s desk, or…


GOP contenders clash in Florida debate

Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich clashed repeatedly in heated, personal terms Monday night in a crackling campaign debate, the former Massachusetts governor tagging his rival as a Washington “influence peddler,” only to be accused in turn of spreading falsehoods over many years in politics.


Initiative filed against same-sex marriage

OLYMPIA — The beginning of January doesn’t just mark the beginning of the Legislature. It is also the beginning of the initiative filing season. Earlier today, an Everett attorney filed paperwork for an initiative that would define marriage as strictly between one man and one…


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.





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