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How McKenzie made the ballot for assessor

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County assessor race loses conspiracy theorist

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Candidate will undergo mental evaluation

The mental state of a Spokane County commission candidate is in question. A week before filing for office Friday, civic gadfly David H. Elton was ordered by Spokane County Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno to undergo mental evaluations to determine whether he’s competent to stand trial on harassment charges related to threatening e-mails sent last year to Spokane City Council President Joe Shogan and to Betsy Cowles, chairwoman of the Cowles Co., which owns The Spokesman-Review.

County GOP backing Baker, White

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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 – a perennial candidate and a trio of novices, one of them a relative unknown, one known for telling television viewers about the weather and a third who lives on the other side of the state.

Romeyn running for Congress

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And Didier makes 12

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‘Last minute’ for candidates varies by county

Would-be candidates waiting until the last minute to file for office better check to see when the “last minute” is. Depending on where they file, it could be anywhere from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Candidates have until the close of business on Friday, the last day of filing week, to file their initial paperwork. Traditionally, that meant 5 p.m. at elections offices across the state.

More filings in area races

From the top of the ticket down, the Aug. 17 primary ballot got longer Wednesday as congressional and county races began to fill up. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat, has six challengers filed against her, and that’s without any of the big-name Republicans officially in the race yet. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers filed for another two years in Eastern Washington’s 5th District, and so did two announced challengers.

Candidate filing deadline is Friday

Would-be candidates waiting for the last minute to file for office better check to see when the “last minute” is. Depending on where you file, it could be anywhere from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Reierson files for prosecutor

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Elex roundup, CA voters go for Top 2

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Will Parker get a Democratic opponent?

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More candidates, more events: Wassup June 9

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Don’t wait too long to file for office

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Tuesday filings: Lunchtime update

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Filing Week, Day 2: Wassup June 7

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Two Democrats seeking McMorris Rodgers’ post

Last week, Democrats had no one to run against Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Eastern Washington’s congressional seat. Monday they had two – a novice from Spokane Valley and a perennial office-seeker from Spokane. Clyde Cordero, an advertising salesman for a Web publication, announced Monday that he would run for the seat that has been reliably Republican since the GOP knocked off the sitting speaker of the House in 1994. Cordero is originally from California, and moved to the Valley about 4 1/2 years ago with his wife and two children to be close to her family.