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Inslee ad broke rules by mentioning Trump, GOP claims

State GOP files complaint over Inslee campaign ad that mentions Donald Trump


Judge denies Blagojevich’s bid to lighten 14-year sentence

A federal judge on Tuesday upheld Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence on corruption counts, setting aside pleas for leniency by the former Illinois governor’s wife and daughters during his resentencing.


Spin Control: Figuring the governor’s primary, over the years

Is it fatal for an incumbent to be under 50 percent in the primary? Challengers could only hope.


Security for Oregon Gov. Kate Brown tightened in wake of threats

After a series of hostile threats this year, state officials have increased Gov. Kate Brown’s security detail.


Bill Bryant kicks off 23-city tour in gubernatorial bid

OLYMPIA – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant is kicking off a 23-city tour across Washington state in his bid to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. Bryant was starting the …


Republican Bill Bryant to challenge Jay Inslee for governor

Republican Bill Bryant has officially filed to run for governor.


State schools superintendent Randy Dorn won’t run for governor

Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn said Thursday he will not run for governor.


Maine Senate holds off on votes until snubbed senator seated

A spat over a snubbed state senator in Maine has escalated into a tit-for-tat standoff after the Republican-controlled Senate said Monday it will refuse to hold roll call votes until …


Effort to recall Michigan governor can move forward

A judge says a political activist can proceed with efforts to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder over his handling of Flint’s crisis with lead-tainted water.


Washington state Senate passes charter school law fix

The Washington Senate has voted to pass a fix to the state charter school law that lawmakers hope will pull the alternative public schools out of constitutional trouble.


Gov. Brown officially enters Oregon gubernatorial race

Gov. Kate Brown has officially placed herself in the running for Oregon’s gubernatorial election.


Idaho mulls fate of furnishings from never-used governor’s mansion

BOISE - There likely won’t be a governor’s yard sale, but Idaho is quietly moving to sell off the furnishings that filled its never-occupied governor’s mansion.


Eye on Boise: Incumbency not an election guarantee

BOISE – Political scientist Eric Ostermeier of the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs has dug up some interesting numbers in light of 1st District U.S. Rep. Raul …


Former governor Gardner, 76, dies

SEATTLE – When Gov. Booth Gardner first ran for the state’s highest office in 1984, many in Washington did not even know his name. That soon changed and he went …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2012, 8:56 p.m.

Democrat Inslee will be Washington governor

OLYMPIA — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna is conceding defeat.


Inslee makes ad touting connections to East Side

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee is attempting to make points with Spokane voters with a new television commercial that touts his ties to Eastern Washington and features several local scenes. …


Inslee, McKenna propose tax tweaks

With state unemployment staying stubbornly above 8 percent and the economy on many voters’ minds, economic issues play a major part in the campaigns of Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat …


McKenna lays out schools plan

Washington could spend more money on its public schools and colleges by limiting the growth in other state expenses and changing the way some property taxes are collected, a gubernatorial …


Otter’s schedule shows fewer hours, less travel

Since his landslide re-election, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is spending significantly less time in the office. Otter, 69, typically doesn’t show up at the office Mondays, instead scheduling “general office …


Locke confirmed as envoy to China

Gary Locke, the former two-term governor of Washington and current U.S. commerce secretary, was confirmed Wednesday as the new U.S. ambassador to China. The Senate unanimously approved the appointment of …


Campaign regulators recommend no action against Rossi

Campaign regulators say the state should not take any legal action against former gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi, in a case alleging that he improperly lined up campaign donations.


Gregoire’s stimulus plan includes local projects

OLYMPIA – Trying to kick-start the state’s lagging economy, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday unveiled a $1.2 billion proposal that includes more than $90 million in buildings at Spokane-area …


Economy dominates debate

BLAINE, Wash. – After a bruising campaign challenge that’s focused heavily on state spending, Gov. Chris Gregoire pledged for the first time Thursday night to not raise taxes during a …


Take two for Rossi, Gregoire – sort of

OLYMPIA – The faces in the governor’s race may be the same, but 2004 this isn’t. Millions of dollars are pouring into the contest that will presumably pit Gov. Chris …


Idaho’s Otter learning tough role of governor

Butch Otter spent many years dreaming about being the governor of this state. But if you ask him whether one of those dreams was to tell Idahoans he needed to …


Lowry Vetoes Majority Of Gop’s Tax Cuts Calls Reductions Danger To State’s Economy, Bond Rating

Gov. Mike Lowry, wading into a political thicket that could further reduce his chances for a second term, Friday vetoed more than half of the $501 million tax-cut package conservatives …


Governors Indicted

Governors recently indicted while in office: Gov. David Walters of Oklahoma, indicted in September 1993 on a misdemeanor campaign law violation. In a plea bargain a month later, he admitted …


Batt Turning His Back On Solution Hardened Position On Nuke Waste May Keep Him From Solving Problem

Still stinging from a political lashing in January, Republican Gov. Phil Batt has so hardened his opposition to more nuclear waste storage that he has essentially turned his back on …


Lowry Vetoes Measure To Shield Contributors Political Discrimination Against Employees Still Illegal

A legislative attempt to wipe out requirements that campaign contributors disclose what they do for a living was vetoed Tuesday by Gov. Mike Lowry. The governor, acting on a measure …