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  • Fri., Nov. 5, 2010

    Challenger gains on justice

    SEATTLE – Bainbridge Island attorney Charlie Wiggins is cutting into the slim lead held by Justice Richard Sanders as Sanders tries to retain his seat on the Washington state Supreme …


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010, 6:14 p.m.

    Murray wins, Rossi concedes

    Patty Murray’s lead in the U.S. Senate race became insurmountable Thursday, prompting Republican challenger Dino Rossi to concede at 6:15 p.m.


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010, 12:05 p.m.

    Candy, pop and water taxes gone Dec. 1

    Higher taxes on candy, gum, bottled water and pop will soon be gone.


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010, 8:13 a.m.

    Incumbent Murray expands lead in Senate race

    Democratic incumbent Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi headed into a third day of vote tallies today with no clear winner in Washington state’s U.S. Senate race.


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010

    Labrador says win sends message

    BOISE – Idaho elected its first Hispanic to represent the state in Congress on Tuesday, as Raul Labrador upset freshman Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick with a decisive 51 percent to …


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010

    Voters vent frustrations with GOP gains in county, state

    Democrat Chris Marr conceded defeat Wednesday night in the record-breaking million-dollar battle for a Spokane County state Senate seat. Marr made up some ground in the second day of ballot …


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010

    Clark: Parties get wild, wilted Election Day

    Doug’s Election Night Diary. 7:40 – I drive first to Spokane’s Lincoln Center where the Democrats are hanging out. If the early returns hold up, it looks like their evening …


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010

    State Supreme Court race still close

    SEATTLE – Justice Richard Sanders maintained a narrow lead in his bid for a fourth term on the state Supreme Court as more votes were counted Wednesday, but challenger Charlie …


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010

    Last Democratic official in Kootenai County loses job

    Kootenai County, already among the most conservative regions of the country, is about to lose its sole surviving Democratic elected county official. Longtime Kootenai County Clerk Dan English was defeated …


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010

    State takes blame for election website crashes

    Washington has killer election websites when they work. “There is no state in the country that has this sophisticated an election-night reporting system,” state Elections Director Nick Handy said.


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 7:43 p.m.

    For second election, state election system fails to deliver

    Washington has killer election websites when they work. “There is no state in the country that has this sophisticated an election-night reporting system,” state Elections Director Nick Handy said.


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 7:03 p.m.

    Idaho elects its first Hispanic congressman

    Idaho elected its first Hispanic to represent the state in Congress on Tuesday, as Raul Labrador upset freshman Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick with a decisive 51 percent to 41.3 percent …


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 5:30 p.m.

    Close local races remain close

    Close races remained close Wednesday after the latest Spokane County ballot totals were released this evening. But for some candidates who were counting on a big surge, the new numbers …


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 5:24 p.m.

    Murray expands lead over Rossi

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic incumbent Patty Murray has expanded her lead over Republican challenger Dino Rossi in the latest Washington state Senate vote totals.


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 3:59 p.m.

    GOP tide sweeps out longtime Idaho state rep

    The Republican sweep of Idaho’s elections on Tuesday carried off one of North Idaho’s longest-serving lawmakers, a Democrat who often voted with the Republicans and whose campaign slogan was “as …


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 9:51 a.m.

    Minnick concedes in Idaho congressional race

    Outgoing Congressman Walt Minnick issued a statement early this morning, saying, “It now appears that Raul Labrador will be the victor when all the votes are finally tallied. Therefore, early …


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 9:26 a.m.

    Dems likely to keep majorities in Washington legislature

    Democrats will hold a three-seat majority in the state Senate and an eight-seat majority in the state House if current trends in election results hold.


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010

    Supermajority in, some taxes out

    Washington voters removed some taxes and made it tougher for the Legislature to create new ones, but seemed to turn down plans to privatize some state services. Idaho voters passed …


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010

    GOP incumbents finding easy wins in Idaho

    A tumultuous election in Idaho led to high turnout and strong feelings, but the most-Republican-voting state in the nation was left little changed. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter rallied to win …


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010

    Voters favor Republicans locally and nationally

    Washington Republicans were lifted by a national tide in Tuesday’s elections, one that cost Democrats at least one of the state’s congressional seats and left a key U.S. Senate seat …

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  • Fri., Nov. 5, 2010, 9:01 a.m.

    Hoffman: Voters Want Cut, Cut, Cut

    The untold and certainly most important story from the 2010 General Election in Idaho is this: Not a single representative, senator or executive branch official who supported significant reductions in …


  • Fri., Nov. 5, 2010, 8:39 a.m.

    Was 2010 Campaign Rife w/Sexism?

    Republican Sen.-elect Kelly Ayotte and some supporters hold signs in Manchester, N.H., to thank voters Wednesday. Even though many high-profile women ran for office, feminists say the 2010 campaign was …


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010, 5:22 p.m.

    Mapping the vote: Spokane County prosecutor’s race

    The race between Steve Tucker and Frank Malone shows some very noticeable splits between precincts insided the city and outside the city.These numbers come from the vote totals released Thursday …


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010, 4:31 p.m.

    Quotable Quote — Debbie Wilkey

    “It’s my intention that the legacy of the current coroner doesn’t end with him. I’ll use everything I have to make sure you get the best cause of death” — …


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010, 2:05 p.m.

    Fun video bonus: Two different views of the election

    President Barack Obama and Sen. Mitch McConnell had two very different takes on what the American people were saying on Tuesday, and what they plan to do about it.


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010, 1:59 p.m.

    DOTC: No Ballots Were Counted Early

    Dan of the County: To be clear, no ballots are counted early, period. It took two solid days of 8-10 people working to open just the absentee ballots that KC …


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010, 1:35 p.m.

    Herb: Didn’t Vote? Shut Yur Pie Hole

    Some folks are ecstatic over results while others walk away saddened with the realization that it wasn’t their turn.Those who voted and are upset can at least hold their collective …


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010, 1:18 p.m.

    Idaho Blogs: GOP More In Control

    If (Tuesday’s) election in Idaho had been a Little League baseball game, it would have been called on account of the ten run rule. … As elections go, this one …


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010, 12:52 p.m.

    Mapping the vote: City Prop 1’s failure

    The City of Spokane’s Proposition 1 was pretty unpopular, as the map above shows.It had some small “yes” margins around the downtown core and a few precincts to the north …


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010, 12:25 p.m.

    Semanko, Roark to analyze election results, take calls tonight

    Idaho’s state Republican and Democratic party chairmen - Norm Semanko and Keith Roark - will analyze the election results and take calls from viewers tonight on Idaho Public Television’s “Dialogue” …


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010, 11:48 a.m.

    Mapping the vote: 6th District House race

    Republican challenger and former state Rep. John Ahern is comfortably ahead of incumbent Democrat in the 6th District House race. As this computer mapping of their vote totals shows, Ahern …


  • Thu., Nov. 4, 2010, 10:15 a.m.

    Hucks Poll: Not Happy With Election

    Wednesday Poll: A majority of Hucks Nation either didn’t like the results of the 2010 election or had a mixed view of it. 84 of 195 respondents (43%) said they …


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 7:09 p.m.

    Idaho’s first Hispanic congressman-elect says vote sent message about state

    Idaho elected its first Hispanic to represent the state in Congress on Tuesday, as Raul Labrador upset freshman Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick with a decisive 51 percent to 41.3 percent …


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 5:28 p.m.

    Marr concedes to Baumgartner

    Democrat state Sen. Chris Marr made up some ground in Wednesday’s counting against Republican Michael Baumgartner, but Marr said it won’t be enough.Marr conceded defeat a few moments ago in …


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 5:09 p.m.

    Mapping the vote: Spokane County treasurer’s race

    Republican challenger Rob Chase holds a narrow lead over Democratic County Treasurer Skip Chilberg in the vote counting. But an analysis of the vote shows that Chilberg ran strongest in …


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 4:54 p.m.

    Dare to dream …

    The GOP tidal wave is being credited with delivering election night victories to candidates at all levels of the political spectrum.Here’s how Kootenai County Coroner-elect Debbie Wilkey described the 2-to-1 …


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 4:28 p.m.

    Mapping the vote: Spokane County assessor race

    Challenger Vicki Horton is leading incumbent assessor Ralph Baker in many precincts throughout the cities of Spokane, Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake, as well as much of the unincorporated area.For …


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 4:06 p.m.

    GOP tide sweeps out six-term lawmaker

    The Republican sweep of Idaho’s elections on Tuesday carried off one of North Idaho’s longest-serving lawmakers, a Democrat who often voted with the Republicans and whose campaign slogan was “as …


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 4:01 p.m.

    Mapping the Vote: 6th District Senate race

    Republican challenger Mike Baumgartner is beating Democratic incumbent Sen. Chris Marr in Spokane’s 6th Legislative District by strong showings in precincts outside the city of Spokane.This map shows vote percentages …


  • Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 3 p.m.

    Mapping the vote: Spokane County commissioner race

    The race for Spokane County commissioner, between incumbent Democrat Bonnie Mager and Republican challenger Al French, is currently close, with French holding a lead of about 1,000 votes. But it …

Documents


  • Tea Party Express letter from Minnick

    Idaho Rep. Walt Minnick’s letter to Tea Party Express


  • Labrador-July-quarterly

    Idaho congressional candidate Raul Labrador’s July quarterly campaign finance report


  • Minnick-July-quarterly

    Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick’s July quarterly campaign finance report


  • Labrador-poll

    Raul Labrador released his campaign’s internal poll showing him trailing Congressman Walt Minnick, 37 percent to 27 percent


  • Roark-op-ed

    Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Keith Roark’s op-ed piece inviting Idaho Republicans to leave their party


  • Schad-letter

    Independent congressional candidate Brian Schad’s open letter to Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, calling on him to drop out of the general-election race despite his GOP primary win


  • Labrador-chamber

    Raul Labrador’s statement on Walt Minnick’s endorsement by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce


  • Minnick-chamber

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorses Idaho 1st District Congressman Walt Minnick for re-election


  • Allred release 6-24-10

    Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred’s press release on his successful fundraising period, in whcih he outraised incumbent Gov. Butch Otter for the second straight reporting period


  • Allred letter to IACI leaders

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred’s letter to IACI leaders


  • Labrador release 6-3-10

    GOP challenger Raul Labrador’s response to Congressman Walt Minnick’s modified line-item veto bill


  • Labrador post-primary statement

    Raul Labrador’s statement after his upset win in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District GOP primary


  • Independent expenditure report

    Independent expenditure report filed May 24, 2010, from “Idaho Citizens for Justice” in John Bradbury-Roger Burdick Idaho Supreme Court race.


  • “Idaho Citizens for Justice” report

    “Idaho Citizens for Justice” belated campaign-finance report, filed the afternoon before Tuesday’s primary election


  • Citizens for Common Sense report

    Campaign finance report from “Citizens for Common Sense Solutions”


  • Burdick-5-21-10

    Press release from Idaho Supreme Court Justice Roger Burdick, blasting his election opponent, 2nd District Judge John Bradbury, for criminal decisions that later were overturned


  • Bradbury-5-21-10

    Judge John Bradbury’s press release contending Justice Roger Burdick, whom he’s challenging, has pre-committed on a water rights issue that’s headed for the high court


  • Eismann-5-21-10

    Idaho Chief Justice Dan Eismann’s statement criticizing campaign ads from Judge John Bradbury, who’s running for the Idaho Supreme Court


  • AARP survey 5-20-10

    Idaho AARP member survey on election issues


  • AARP release 5-20-10

    AARP release about member survey 5/20/10

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