u 2016 Feb. 9 Special Election
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Perennial initiative activist Tim Eyman has secured $650,000 for next year’s campaigns, even before he can file a real ballot measure.
Lawmakers file resolution to impeach absent State Auditor Troy Kelley.
Supporters of a carbon tax say they have enough signatures to send Initiative 732 to the Legislature next year.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray has relatively low job approval ratings and less than half of voters surveyed said they’d vote for her right now, The Elway Poll says.
David and Goliath is almost as popular in politics as the Bible. But who would you really rather be as a candidate?
One of the most popular images used in politics for candidates who are under-funded or over-matched is David and Goliath. When should it be invoked, and by whom?
Voters may be focused on the 2015 election, but some politicians are already moving on to 2016.
State Sen. Karen Fraser joins the lieutenant governor’s race.
In years gone by, when reporters kept pints of whiskey in their bottom desk drawers and editors wielded long pencils sharpened to resemble hypodermic needles, it was common in newsrooms to bet on elections. Truth be told, it was common in newsrooms to bet on almost anything, from how much snow would fall in a storm to when the jury in a murder case would come back. But elections were often the top source for wagering, better even than football because, unlike sports, the ability to guess who would win elections was rarely tied to one’s knowledge of politics.
Also planning a campaign for 2016 is state Sen. Pam Roach, who announced last week she’ll run for a seat opening up on the Pierce County council.
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