Stories tagged: presidential primary
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017
Move up Washington’s presidential primary
Holding the vote earlier would boost participation and relevance. Candidates would have to study up on Northwest issues such as the Hanford cleanup, dams, Pacific Rim trade, forest health and …
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 3:58 P.M.
Wyman pushing for earlier Washington presidential primary
Secretary of State Kim Wyman is again asking lawmakers to move Washington’s presidential primary from May to March. Wyman said Tuesday she is seeking the earlier date so the state …
SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017
2016, through the rear-view mirror
March 25. Headline on primary endorsement editorial was “Kasich and Clinton only moderates left standing.”
SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016, 1:51 P.M.
Fillon wins France’s conservative presidential primary
Francois Fillon won France’s first-ever conservative presidential primary Sunday after promising drastic free-market reforms and a crackdown on immigration and Islamic extremism, beating a more moderate rival who had warned …
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016, 1:40 P.M.
France’s Fillon leading in conservative presidential primary
France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded defeat in the race to choose the conservative nominee for next year’s presidential election. Ex-prime ministers Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe both outpolled …
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
Johnson makes his pitch for presidency
“Most people are Libertarian,” Johnson told us. “It’s just that they don’t know it.” That pithy line is a grabber, especially since they come across as decent fellows.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
Editorial: Grant greater primary participation
Voters crave participation in presidential primaries, but if the parties won’t give in and make it more meaningful, they they should pick up the entire cost of selecting their nominees
SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016, 4 A.M.
Spin Control: Call to cancel Washington’s presidential primary came too late
Calling for cancellation of the presidential primary may sound good, but it wouldn’t be legal.
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016
Kim Wyman: Easy to be heard on presidential primary
I am concerned that new voters, especially our millennials, will walk away from “the system” rather than begin a lifetime of voting and civic engagement.
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016
Kathleen Parker: Man Card is only one Trump can play
If Trump were a woman, not only would he not get 5 percent of the vote, he’d be tarred, feathered, branded and ridden out of town backward on a donkey.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
Get registered for presidential primary
The presidential primary is different from the “Top Two” primary that has been in place for several years for local, county, state and federal races, and in which voters may …
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
Editorial: Regional primary moves action to West Coast
The first step would be for the Legislature to move Washington’s primary to a spot such as early March. he second would be to convince other states in the region …
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016, 5:01 P.M.
Electorates in Washington and Idaho differ by race and income from U.S.
Washington’s voting age population is whiter and richer than the nation as a whole. Idaho’s whiter and poorer.
SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016
Michael Gerson: No easy way to make peace with Trump
As one Republican friend wrote me of Trump: “He would destroy everything Hillary Clinton would destroy, plus one more thing: the Republican Party.”
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016, 5:15 P.M.
Idaho school levies share ballot with presidential primary picks
Three North Idaho school districts hope voters of all stripes head to the polls Tuesday, the day Republicans in the state hold their presidential primary. All three districts have a …
SUNDAY, AUG. 16, 2015
Spin Control: Future dim for on-again, off-again presidential primaries
Next year’s state presidential primary may be on life support after a meeting last week in which Democrats blocked an effort to move it from late May to sometime in …
FRIDAY, AUG. 7, 2015, 8:41 A.M.
FACT CHECK: Truth vs. exaggeration in GOP presidential debate
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 10 Republican presidential hopefuls who took to the stage for their first debate in Cleveland faced a daunting task in distinguishing themselves among a sprawling field …
FRIDAY, AUG. 7, 2015, 8:31 A.M.
Trump: ‘I don’t recognize’ insults of women
WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he can’t recall specifics of insulting women, though news reports paint a long history of him comparing women to animals.
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
Editorial: No need to reinstate meaningless primary
This week’s parade of candidates to the Spokane County Auditor’s Office to file for ballot positions in the forthcoming primary election still seems a little rushed after so many years …
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
Editorial: Cutting presidential primary makes sense
Even in a hearty economy, writing a state budget demands prioritization. This year it’s more like triage. So when Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed and Gov. Chris Gregoire proposed …
THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2008
Voter registration deadline looms for Washington presidential primary
Washington residents who aren’t registered to vote but are hoping to cast a ballot in the state’s Feb. 19 presidential primary have until Saturday to sign up one of three …
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2007
Earlier primary supported by Reed
Washington could join about two dozen other states with a Feb. 5 presidential primary next year. Secretary of State Sam Reed, the chief elections officer, said Monday he will recommend …
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1996
Regional Primaries Make Good Sense
Believe it or not, the method for choosing presidential candidates has improved over the years. In the old days when nominating conventions mattered, men in rumpled suits brokered deals among …
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1996
Primary Fails At The Ballot Box Low Turnout, Inconclusive Results Prompts Calls For Caucuses’ Return
Light turnout, a confusing process and questionable results for Washington’s presidential primary are prompting calls for change. “It’s confusing. It’s a waste of money,” said Cathy Allen, a political consultant …
TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 1996
Pick From 3 Ballots For Presidential Vote
Better late than never, Washington voters will have their say in the presidential selection process today in a special primary with a choice of three different ballots. Voters who go …
FRIDAY, FEB. 23, 1996
Campaign Trail Covers 28 States In Monthlong ‘Roller Coaster Ride’
In the blur that has become the GOP campaign, Delaware votes Saturday, Arizona votes Tuesday along with North and South Dakota. South Carolina follows March 2. Nine more states vote …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21, 1996
Buchanan Upsets Gop Establishment Dole’s Loss, Alexander’s Gain
The New Hampshire primary was Bob Dole’s to lose, and he lost it. A pugnacious Pat Buchanan deeply wounded Dole’s better-financed, better-organized and better-connected campaign Tuesday, setting the stage for …