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  • McMorris Rodgers, Romeyn clash in TV debate

    Democratic challenger Daryl Romeyn tried to paint Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as a do-nothing incumbent who has no solutions for federal deficits, illegal immigration, high school dropouts or childhood obesity. …


  • Murray-Rossi race a statistical dead heat

    WASHINGTON – With two weeks to go, the Washington state U.S. Senate race is a virtual dead heat, with Democratic Sen. Patty Murray holding a 1-point lead, 48 percent to …


  • McMorris Rodgers, Romeyn spar over jobs, immigration

    Democratic challenger Daryl Romeyn tried to paint Cathy McMorris Rodgers as a do-nothing incumbent who has no solutions for federal deficits, illegal immigration, high school dropouts or childhood obesity. McMorris …


  • Congressional rivals’ debate back on again

    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Daryl Romeyn will debate tonight after all. The televised debate, which last week was listed as off, then on, then off again, was …


  • Murray, Rossi debate taxes, earmarks, stimulus

    Patty Murray and Dino Rossi continued their war of words over tax cuts, federal spending and health care Sunday as they debated a second and final time before next month’s …


  • Spokane County auditor will heed critics’ ideas

    Democratic Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton says she’ll implement some good ideas from her Republican critics. Dalton made the announcement Friday at a meeting of the county Canvassing Board, which …


  • State candidates took BP campaign contributions

    Several area state legislators accepted campaign contributions from a BP employees’ political action committee after this year’s disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico – including two Democrats in …


  • Voters’ take on Senate debate only one that really matters

    One of the downsides of being a panelist in a political debate is that people always ask “Who won?” That happened after Thursday’s debate between Patty Murray and Dino Rossi, …


  • Woman blasts campaign ad that cites her lawsuit

    The woman whose sexual harassment lawsuit was highlighted in a recent campaign commercial against state Sen. Chris Marr demanded Saturday that the ad be pulled from TV. In a hand-written …


  • Labrador calls new Minnick ad ‘shameful’

    BOISE – Idaho congressman Walt Minnick has launched two new campaign commercials, one touting his work on veterans’ issues and the other criticizing GOP challenger Raul Labrador for his votes …


  • Clark: What’s there to debate about having a debate?

    First she won’t. Then she will. And now he won’t?


  • Minnick proves ‘quietly effective’ with legislation

    BOISE – Freshman Rep. Walt Minnick has sponsored more legislation, and seen more of it pass, than any other first-term U.S. House member from Idaho in the past two decades. …


  • Ballot envelopes disputed over auditor’s name, status

    A Republican complaint to the state Public Disclosure Commission accuses Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton of electioneering by printing her name prominently on ballot envelopes. Dalton dismisses the complaint out …


  • Eye on Boise: Spirited debate in race for Secretary of State

    BOISE – They may be lower-profile state offices, but there were lively debates last week in the races for Secretary of State and Lieutenant Governor. Secretary of State Ben Ysursa …


  • Decision on Creach shooting charges unlikely before election

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker is asking voters for another four years in office at the same time he is trying to decide whether to bring charges in a controversial …


  • Minnick, Labrador pile up cash for final stretch

    Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick had nearly half a million dollars cash left in his campaign warchest heading into the final stretch of the campaign, more than three times as much …


  • Most county ballots in the mail

    Nearly all Spokane County ballots for the Nov. 2 general election had been mailed by Thursday.

    Election supervisor Mike McLaughlin said approximately 260,000 ballots were mailed Wednesday and Thursday. Only …


  • Youth forum evokes best in politicians

    Seen the new attack ad on Chris Marr? I won’t repeat any of it, other than to note that it formally marked the moment when the local election season went …


  • Murray, Rossi focus on economy in first debate

    The first debate between U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and her Republican opponent Dino Rossi came down to who’s to blame for the sluggish economy. Murray, a Democrat running for a …


  • Otter debates two challengers

    CALDWELL, Idaho – Cuts to dental programs for the poor became a surprise flashpoint of Wednesday evening’s debate between Republican Gov. Butch Otter and Democrat Keith Allred, as they went …


  • Driscoll, Ahern outline differences

    State Rep. John Driscoll and former state Rep. John Ahern are overshadowed in their election rematch by the intense battle for state Senate in the same district. Debates between Chris …


  • McMorris Rodgers turns down debates

    For the first time in decades, there will be no debate or face-to-face forum for Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District race because the incumbent is refusing to participate. U.S. Rep. …


  • Labrador ad attacks Minnick

    BOISE – Idaho GOP congressional hopeful Raul Labrador on Tuesday launched a TV ad trying to portray Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick as a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi …


  • Governor, Allred spending heavily on ads

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Tuesday reported raising $752,000 in campaign funds in the past four months, while his Democratic challenger, Keith Allred, raised $372,500. With both candidates …


  • Crapo, Sullivan debate taxes, federal spending

    BOISE – Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo sparred with Democratic challenger Tom Sullivan over taxes and federal spending in a televised debate Tuesday night, with Crapo warning that “America is facing …


  • Strong voter turnout expected

    OLYMPIA – About two out of three voters in Washington will cast ballots in this year’s general election, Secretary of State Sam Reed predicted Monday.


  • Idaho Gov. Otter pulls ahead in fundraising

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Tuesday reported raising $752,000 in campaign funds in the past four months, while his Democratic challenger, Keith Allred, raised $372,500.


  • Labrador ad tries to tie Minnick, Pelosi

    Idaho GOP congressional hopeful Raul Labrador on Tuesday launched a TV ad trying to portray Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick as a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President …


  • Rossi counting on anger with status quo, Murray

    With all the shrill attack ads savaging Democrat Patty Murray as an incompetent spendthrift or Republican Dino Rossi as a slippery bagman, it’s pretty easy to forget the two candidates …


  • Wash., Idaho voters cast ballots with local, national implications

    Most voters across the Inland Northwest will have their ballots by this weekend for a Nov. 2 midterm election that will decide everything from control of the U.S. Congress to …


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