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Governor, State of Washington
|Jay Inslee (D)||461,387||48.57%|
|Bill Bryant (R)||366,393||38.57%|
|Bill Hirt (R)||37,002||3.90%|
|Patrick O’Rourke (D)||26,771||2.82%|
|Steve Rubenstein (I)||15,110||1.59%|
|Johnathan Dodds (D)||10,706||1.13%|
|James Robert Deal (D)||9,887||1.04%|
|Mary Martin (S)||7,105||0.75%|
|David W. Blomstrom (F)||3,353||0.35%|
|Christian Pierre Joubert (H)||2,674||0.28%|
* Race 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.
The latest Elway Poll suggests Washington’s statewide races will trend Democratic blue on Nov. 8.
Gov. Jay Inslee has a sunny re-election pitch: Economy has rebounded; big investments in education and transportation; definitive action on climate change. And while much of that occurred while he was governor, it’s a stretch to say he led the charge on any of those issues except for climate change, where he imposed carbon caps on certain industries after the Legislature failed to act. The economic revival is driven by the Seattle boom. The economy looks far different elsewhere. Inslee stumped for a transportation revenue package, but the heavy lifting was done at the legislative level.
U.S. Senate candidates debate in Spokane next month.
Because this is the seat of state government, it is also a magnet for people eager to exercise their right to peaceably assemble to petition for redress of grievances, even in the summer when lawmakers are nowhere to be found and the bureaucracy is less populated than normal.
State workers rally for higher wages and better benefits in the Capitol Rotunda as GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bill Bryant watches and chats with union members.
Plan after plan has been agreed upon over the years only to fall apart when it came to time to screw up the courage and find the funding. Last session, the Legislature agreed on a plan to make plan to do just that. Now Bryant is a man with a plan for a plan.
Bill Bryant’s gubernatorial campaign has superimposed Gov. Jay Inslee in a strange place.
Governor, secretary of state debates come to Spokane Wednesday.
The latest version of The Elway Poll has Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump in Washington and Jay Inslee beating Bill Bryant. It also says supporting Trump can be a big negative with state voters. Meanwhile, Bryant says he won’t vote for Trump.
DEA rejects Washington request to reclassify marijuana for medical uses.
Bill Bryant’s campaign came up with an interesting way to spin Tuesday night’s results.
For Washington voters unhappy with their presidential choices from the two major parties, there will be other options.
President Barack Obama will speak at a fundraiser for Gov. Jay Inslee’s re-election campaign Friday in Seattle.
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Ariel McMillan as the student representative to the Eastern Washington University board of trustees.
Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed June 4-11 Washington Shellfish Week. Offer your favorite pearl of wisdom.
The Spokane Public School District is testing the water in all of its buildings in the wake of high lead levels discovered at several Tacoma schools. The state agencies, meanwhile, are launching a coordinated effort with local health departments, schools and utilities to reduce the risk of lead poisoning from drinking water and other sources.
Grandson of longtime state legislator needed time to warm to Gov. Jay Inslee.
Lobbyists asked to grade the 2016 legislative session turn in some low marks.
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee fired the head of Western State Hospital, the controversial mental health care facility from which two dangerous patients escaped last week.
Fans of Washington’s public charter schools had reason to celebrate in the last week after the Legislature’s plan to keep them afloat with lottery money became law. Opponents probably didn’t celebrate, but likely nodded in agreement, when some of their members announced a few days later they’d challenge that law.