Stories tagged: 2012 elections
Sat., Sept. 15, 2012, 3:13 p.m.
Clinton raises funds for Inslee
SEATTLE — Former President Bill Clinton has helped raise more than $500,000 for Washington’s Democratic candidate for governor, Jay Inslee.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2012
Voting reveals continued state split
For years, statewide elected officials have proclaimed the Cascade Curtain a thing of the past and insisted Washington is one state. Tuesday’s primary election for governor and some other statewide …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2012
Benn takes lead on Snyder, Apple
A Republican surge of late votes gave a big boost to a Republican running for a central Spokane House seat. After the first round of vote-counting in the state’s primary …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2012, 10:30 p.m.
Frontrunners secure November ballot positions
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob McKenna will carry a slight advantage over Democrat Jay Inslee as the two frontrunners easily advance through a crowded primary field to their expected November face …
Sat., July 28, 2012
Washington ready to select its winners
Dozens of candidates seeking everything from congressional and legislative seats to judicial and county commission posts are vying for the chance to advance to the Nov. 5 general election. Which …
Wed., July 4, 2012
Shawn Vestal: No second thoughts for Lisa Brown
It’s been a few weeks since Lisa Brown set off the most intense political scramble in years, when she unexpectedly announced that she would leave the state Senate. Since then, …
Sun., June 3, 2012
Delegate picks support Romney
TACOMA – Washington Republicans gave Mitt Romney a boost Saturday, just two days before he’s expected in the state for a fundraising visit. Romney supporters at the state convention captured …
Wed., May 23, 2012
Initiative filed to create public charter schools
OLYMPIA – An initiative that would allow the state to form as many as 40 charter schools over the next five years was filed Tuesday with the secretary of state …
Fri., May 18, 2012
McKenna makes candidacy official
OLYMPIA – Several candidates who have been running for months made it official Thursday, adding their names to the growing list of current and potential officeholders for the Aug. 7 …
Thu., May 17, 2012
Marijuana activist files for Congress
A Spokane man active in efforts to legalize marijuana entered the primary for Eastern Washington’s congressional seat Wednesday. Ian Moody, 32, who said he is a leader of the Sensible …
Tue., May 15, 2012
Six seek to succeed Reed as secretary of state
OLYMPIA – Some political races began filling quickly on the first day for candidates to file for office and pay their fees. The statewide race attracting the most attention on …
Sun., May 13, 2012
Spin Control: Go ahead, run for office – but keep rules in mind
Tomorrow marks the official start of campaign season. Would-be officeholders will file the paperwork and plunk down the fees for the political position of their choice, or perhaps their dreams. …
Fri., May 11, 2012
Obama touts record to Seattle supporters
SEATTLE – Barack Obama acknowledged he hasn’t been a perfect president as he asked some 2,000 supporters to consider a different question than the standard “Are you better off than …
Fri., April 27, 2012
Some voters can be partisan when selecting precinct officer
OLYMPIA – After several years of adjusting to the state’s nonpartisan Top Two primary, some voters will have a chance to cast a partisan vote for one office this August. …
Thu., April 26, 2012
Matt Shea to seek third term in state House
Spokane Valley Republican Matt Shea will seek a third term in the state House of Representatives, not the open seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners. Shea had been …
Wed., April 25, 2012
Roth still has itch to run for president
Spokane radio talk show host Laurie Roth has lost her bid for the Constitution Party’s presidential nomination, but now is considering a run as a tea party independent. That’s a …
Wed., April 25, 2012
Cowan opens campaign office
As a political novice running against a member of the congressional leadership, Rich Cowan said he hopes to use what some would consider his weakness against what many would consider …
Thu., March 29, 2012
Spokane to host Inslee, McKenna for governor debate
The likely Republican and Democratic candidates for governor will debate this June in Spokane. An on-again, off-again matchup of state Attorney General Rob McKenna and former U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee …
Fri., March 2, 2012, 8:15 a.m.
Extend or end it? GOP voters torn over best route
To hear some weary rank-and-file Republicans tell it, the increasingly bitter fight for the party’s presidential nomination can’t end quickly enough.
Thu., March 1, 2012, 4:40 p.m.
Washington caucuses last stop before Super Tuesday
The fight to emerge as the Republican challenger to Barack Obama turns next to Washington state — a Democratic bastion known not just for majestic mountain ranges and good coffee, …
Thu., March 1, 2012, 8:38 a.m.
Santorum campaign hoping for help from Gingrich
Short on money and staff, Rick Santorum needs help to remain a viable threat to front-runner Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. One strategist hopes it …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2012, 6:06 p.m.
Romney takes Arizona; Michigan still in play
Mitt Romney coasted to victory in the Arizona primary Tuesday night and vied with rival Rick Santorum for supremacy in Michigan in a Republican presidential race as unsettled as the …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2012
GOP wave to bring Gingrich
The latest GOP presidential candidate to book an event in Spokane arguably has had the most impact on local and state politics: Newt Gingrich. The former Georgia congressman has a …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2012, 8:57 p.m.
GOP contenders clash in Florida debate
Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich clashed repeatedly in heated, personal terms Monday night in a crackling campaign debate, the former Massachusetts governor tagging his rival as a …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 3, 2012, 8:37 p.m.
Romney, Santorum neck and neck in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney waged a seesaw battle for supremacy in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucuses late Tuesday night, the opening round of a campaign …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2011
Democrats see opportunity in 5th District
A former dean of Gonzaga University Law School is among the Democrats considering a campaign against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers next year. Dan Morrissey, who served as dean from 2001-’04 …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2011, 8:24 p.m.
Obama: Core philosophy of GOP candidates identical
In making the case for his re-election, President Barack Obama is arguing that it doesn’t matter who the Republicans nominate to run against him because the core philosophy of the …
Sat., Oct. 8, 2011
With values like these, who needs bigotry?
I love a good “issue analysis.” Almost as much as a nice, righteous fistfight. Wouldn’t it be great if today’s Values Voters Summit delivered both?
Fri., Sept. 30, 2011, 5:19 p.m.
Baumgartner to run for Cantwell’s Senate seat
After less than a year in the state Senate, Michael Baumgartner plans to run for the other Senate in the other Washington by entering the race against Democrat Maria Cantwell. …
Tue., June 21, 2011
Romney makes fundraising visits
BOISE – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who swung through Boise for a private fundraising breakfast Monday, has lined up most of Idaho’s top GOP officials for his campaign’s “Idaho …