City: Seattle, WA
Education: Earned bachelor’s degree from Washington State University.
Political experience: Served on Shoreline School Board; former state senator; four-term U.S. senator
Work experience: Preschool teacher, member of Congress.
Family: Married, two children.
|Patty Murray (D)||1,709,520||59.26 %|
|Chris Vance (R)||1,175,088||40.74 %|
WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed his selection of former campaign rival Rick Perry to be the country’s next secretary of energy. In a statement early Wednesday on his decision, Trump said that Perry, a former governor of Texas, had led his state through “a sustained period of economic growth and prosperity” by developing its energy resources and infrastructure.
Senate Democrats named Charles Schumer, a media-savvy Brooklynite, to succeed Harry Reid, the combative ex-boxer from a hardscrabble Nevada mining town, to be their party’s leader as they prepare for Donald Trump’s presidency. Aside from Schumer, Washington’s Patty Murray was selected as assistant leader.
When the price of gasoline goes down, Donald and Fran Shoemaker take a hit in their pocketbook, too. They say that’s not fair. He’s 90, and she’s 88, and neither drives much anymore. They own a 1991 Toyota Corolla with 111,000 miles on it, and live on the $2,029 they receive every month from Social Security, money they say doesn’t go too far.
The latest Elway Poll suggests Washington’s statewide races will trend Democratic blue on Nov. 8.
Chris Vance, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, cancels the town hall meeting he had scheduled for Saturday in Spokane.
Republican Senate candidate Chris Vance will hold a town hall meeting in Spokane on Saturday afternoon.
U.S. Senate candidates debate in Spokane next month.
The entire Washington congressional delegation sent the Air Force secretary a letter promoting Fairchild as the next home for the new KC-46A tanker.
The Senate voted decisively on Tuesday in favor of a bipartisan $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus this year and next, cutting back President Barack Obama’s request but offering significantly more money to fight Zika than would House GOP conservatives.
A senior Senate Democrat says there’s a deal to advance a $1.1 billion measure to battle the Zika virus. The bill is smaller than President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion request but is expected to get sweeping support in a vote next week.