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Secretary of State candidates tangle in debate

Candidates for Secretary of State usually don’t garner much attention, but this year two candidates are locked in a tight race for the seat and aren’t pulling punches.

Governor, secretary of state debates in Spokane Wednesday

Governor, secretary of state debates come to Spokane Wednesday.

In Washington governor’s race, Bryant says he won’t vote for Trump

Bill Bryant, GOP candidate for Washington governor, says he won’t vote for Donald Trump after comments about Muslim family of slain soldier.

Poll has bad news for Trump, Bryant in Washington

The latest version of The Elway Poll has Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump in Washington and Jay Inslee beating Bill Bryant. It also says supporting Trump can be a big negative with state voters. Meanwhile, Bryant says he won’t vote for Trump.

Spin Control: Novel party names not a path to victory

Primary candidates who made up unique party names fared poorly with voters.

Inslee ad broke rules by mentioning Trump, GOP claims

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

McMorris Rodgers’ lower primary numbers may reflect voter frustration

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday had her lowest showing in a primary since 2004, her first Congressional contest. Republicans remain confident she can keep her seat against Joe Pakootas, but her tepid support of Donald Trump and connections to Washington D.C. leadership could hurt her.

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.

Liberty Lake town hall bond fails; Airway Heights bond on track to pass

Voters in Liberty Lake have rejected plans for a new town center after the bond received only 56 percent of votes in favor – four percentage points lower than it needed to pass. Meanwhile, voters in Airway Heights look to be narrowly approving a $13 million proposed recreation center.

Spokane County Commissioner McLaughlin, who lost primary, won’t endorse Mumm or Kerns

Republican Nancy McLaughlin, who is now a lame duck on the Spokane County Commission, said Thursday she has “no respect” for the campaign tactics of her GOP rival, Josh Kerns, who beat her by three percentage points in this week’s primary.

For the first time, the ‘top-two’ system advances candidates from same party for statewide office

Two Republicans will face off for state treasurer, a unique situation in Washington political history.

Odd election night math

Bill Bryant’s campaign came up with an interesting way to spin Tuesday night’s results.

It’ll be Jay Inslee vs. Bill Bryant in Washington governor race

It’s Inslee vs. Bryant for governor and likely Habib vs. McClendon for lieutenant governor as voters whittle down long lists of candidates seeking statewide office.

Liberty Lake aquatic center falling short, Airway Heights recreation facility passing in early count

There were three propositions on the primary ballot, with two appearing to pass and the third falling short of the 60 percent needed. Fire District 4 levy passes easily

Lynette Vehrs, Mike Volz will vie for Rep. Kevin Parker’s seat in November

In the race to replace state Rep. Kevin Parker, voters in November will be able to choose a retired nurse or the chief deputy county treasurer. Democrat Lynette Vehrs topped four other candidates in Tuesday’s primary with 44 percent of the vote to easily move to the general election. Joining her on the ballot will be Republican Mike Volz, the chief deputy county treasurer, who took 29 percent.

Mumm to advance in commission race; McLaughlin trailing Kerns

Republican incumbent Nancy McLaughlin is trailing opponent Josh Kerns in her bid to retain her seat on the Spokane County Commission. Democratic City Councilwoman Candace Mumm will advance to the general election for that seat.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Joe Pakootas advance in race for Congress

The race for Congress in November will be a repeat of 2014. Incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers easily topped five challengers in Tuesday’s primary. Democrat Joe Pakootas appears headed to a second place finish based on his strong finish in Spokane County.

5 p.m. turnout update: Less than 1 ballot in 4 has come back

Secretary of State’s office says Washington turnout as of 5 p.m. is 23.6 percent.

Talk about elections and politics tonight

Spin Control’s Jim Camden does Facebook Live tonight on The Spokesman-Review and KHQ-TV pages. Check us out.

Primary ballots due by Tuesday night

Tuesday is election day, so the ballots that have been sitting around the house for the last three weeks have to be marked and turned in by 8 p.m. to count.