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Commissioner Mager concedes defeat

Spokane County Commissioner Bonnie Mager conceded defeat Wednesday in her bid for a second term. The election is to be certified Friday, and the latest results show challenger Al French …

Sanders says he’ll likely lose Supreme Court race

State Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders fell further behind challenger Charlie Wiggins on Friday and acknowledged he was unlikely to turn the campaign around. Wiggins got a boost in his …

Wiggins takes lead in Supreme Court race

Charlie Wiggins took the lead in Washington state’s tight Supreme Court race, inching ahead of incumbent Justice Richard Sanders.

Tight local races show little movement

Spokane County tallied 11,111 move ballots today from the Tuesday election, but the new totals didn’t change any of the races that remain close.

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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.

Candidates make one last push

Candidates up and down the ticket scrambled for votes on Election Day.

Spokane rallies against the insanity

After being bombarded by political attack ads from both sides in one of the most contentious election in years, some Spokane area residents are fed up with all the “insanity.”

Michelle Obama, McCain enter Wash. Senate race fray

First Lady Michelle Obama tried to help get Patty Murray re-elected by telling a luncheon crowd to get “fired up.” U.S. Sen. John McCain tried to boost to Republican Dino …

Obama challenges GOP on cuts

SEATTLE — President Barack Obama used a “backyard conversation” in a northeast Seattle neighborhood to defend his policies and ask voters to demand details from Republicans.

On-again, off-again debate is off again

A few days after Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ campaign said she couldn’t fit a televised debate into her schedule, the Republican incumbent shifted course Friday and offered to debate her …

McMorris Rodgers, Romeyn debate possible

Three days after turning down a televised debate for “scheduling constraints,” U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ campaign staff is asking if forum could take place.

Economy the focus of Murray-Rossi 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 current sluggish economy.

Man arrested for waving meat cleaver at Murray supporters

Police arrested a man around 5 p.m. Thursday outside KSPS studios after he drove by a group of Sen. Patty Murray supporters waving a meat cleaver. Johnny J. Sieler, 50, …

McCain easily survives primary challenge

PHOENIX — Sen. John McCain routed conservative challenger J.D. Hayworth on Tuesday in the Republican primary in what could be the final campaign for the former GOP presidential nominee.

Election results offer up valuable lessons

Thousands of votes are still to be counted from Tuesday’s primary, but along with most races, some lessons are clear.

State election computers back up

An overwhelming number of contested races for precinct committee officers has crashed the state’s main election computer, delaying tabulation of the U.S. Senate and multi-county congressional district races, officials said …

Primary for 6th will be debateless

It’s one of the most contested primaries in Eastern Washington, but voters won’t get a chance to see a debate of the candidates for the state House seat representing the …

Candidate with checkered past reports assault

A Democratic candidate for Congress told police he was assaulted Sunday night near downtown Spokane after making sexual advances to another man.

House, senate races draw a crowd

OLYMPIA – Last week, Eastern Washington Democrats were scrambling to find one candidate to challenge Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her fourth term. This week, they have four – …

Eight simples rules can smooth campaign path

Each campaign season brings a new crop of candidates who pump fresh blood into the body politic. Good thing, too: The body politic could use a transfusion, or at least …

Democrats surprisingly uneasy about Murray

OLYMPIA – Democrats may be paying Dino Rossi the ultimate compliment. He is not a candidate against Patty Murray – not yet, anyway, and possibly not ever – but they …

Indians official files to run for state House

Andy Billig, the president of the Spokane Indians Baseball Club, wants to play in a different league. He’s running for the state Legislature in central Spokane’s 3rd District. As ballots …