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U.S. Senator, State of Washington
|Patty Murray (D)||503,286||53.30%|
|Chris Vance (R)||263,684||27.93%|
|Eric John Makus (R)||41,128||4.36%|
|Philip L. Cornell (D)||31,003||3.28%|
|Scott Nazarino (R)||28,902||3.06%|
|Mike Luke (L)||13,555||1.44%|
|Mohammad Said (D)||8,427||0.89%|
|Donna Rae Lands (C)||8,360||0.89%|
|Sam Wright (H)||7,589||0.80%|
|Ted Cummings (I)||7,454||0.79%|
|Uncle Mover (R)||6,298||0.67%|
|Thor Amundson (D)||5,505||0.58%|
|Jeremy Teuton (S)||4,840||0.51%|
|Charlie Jackson (I)||4,450||0.47%|
|Zach Haller (I)||3,709||0.39%|
|Dr. Pano Churchill (L)||3,163||0.33%|
|Alex Tsimerman (S)||2,872||0.30%|
* 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.
The two congressional races on Spokane County ballots feature the 5th Congressional District and a U.S. Senate seat. U.S. Senate: You won’t see U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on TV pounding the partisan talking points and widening the divide. That doesn’t mean she isn’t partisan (she is a close adviser to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid), but it shows she has the temperament to keep the door open to negotiation and compromise. The popular narrative is that Congress is hopelessly gridlocked, but it’s only partly true.
Chris Vance, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, cancels the town hall meeting he had scheduled for Saturday in Spokane.
Republican Senate candidate Chris Vance will hold a town hall meeting in Spokane on Saturday afternoon.
U.S. Senate candidates debate in Spokane next month.
The entire Washington congressional delegation sent the Air Force secretary a letter promoting Fairchild as the next home for the new KC-46A tanker.
The Senate voted decisively on Tuesday in favor of a bipartisan $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus this year and next, cutting back President Barack Obama’s request but offering significantly more money to fight Zika than would House GOP conservatives.
Republican Senate candidate Chris Vance has moved the location of Monday evening’s Spokane Valley town hall meeting to the New Live Church.
A senior Senate Democrat says there’s a deal to advance a $1.1 billion measure to battle the Zika virus. The bill is smaller than President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion request but is expected to get sweeping support in a vote next week.
Chris Vance, the chief Republican challenger for Washington’s U.S. Senate seat, says he won’t vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming primary or the general election.
Will pressure from folks back home prompt Senate Republican leaders to give Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland a hearing? Sen. Patty Murray thinks it might.
Democrats accused Republicans on Tuesday of taking their cues from Donald Trump after the Senate’s No. 2 Republican said President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court should expect to be treated like a “pinata.”
A State of the Union Address generates lots of e-mailed responses. We’re compiling some from around the region inside the blog.
Members of Congress and state officials bet on Seahawks against Vikings.
New law jettisons many of the unrealistic requirements of No Child Left Behind.
Washington shouldn’t accept Syrian refugees until the federal government convinces them it’s safe, a group of Republican state lawmakers said.
Sen. Patty Murray asks Homeland Security to hold up on new rules for driver’s licenses.
House expected to vote Monday on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, which critics call the “Bank of Boeing.”
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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.