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u 2020 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 4



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Primary shows Rep. Matt Shea remains big influence in GOP politics in Spokane Valley

While Matt Shea isn’t running for re-election, his influence can still be felt throughout Spokane Valley’s 4th Legislative District.


Spin Control: Wrapping up loose ends from Tuesday’s primary

Candidates have to believe they can win and shouldn’t discard that faith until absolutely necessary. But neither should they tempt fate the way initiative entrepreneur turned would-be governor Tim Eyman did Tuesday night.


Culp’s clear finish in primary came early

Loren Culp’s second-place finish in Tuesday’s state primary – which propelled him into a head-to-head match up against incumbent Jay Inslee this fall – surprised members of both parties, not so much for the outcome but by the speed at which it was known.


Incumbents McMorris Rodgers and Newhouse advance in Congressional races

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is headed toward a matchup against Democrat Dave Wilson in the November election. 


Republic Police Chief Loren Culp emerges to challenge Inslee’s run for third term

One of Washington’s most experienced politicians will square off against a first-time candidate for governor in the November general election.


Incumbent Graham, McGarry will square off in District 6

Democrat Tom McGarry appears poised to challenge incumbent Republican State Rep. Jenny Graham for a seat representing District 6 in the state House of Representatives.


Bob McCaslin, Rob Chase will take on Democrats in 4th; Mike Padden tops Senate primary

The first night of results show voters in the 4th Legislative District still support Republicans who have aligned themselves with controversial state Rep. Matt Shea over moderate challengers. 


It’s the last day to vote

Remember those ballots that showed up in the mail about two weeks ago? Today’s the last day to mark and turn them in.


Truth-tester: No, sex ed will not be taught to kindergartners

A recent campaign mailer from Dave Lucas, a Republican running against incumbent Spokane Sen. Andy Billig , falsely suggests that Billig supports teaching sex education to kindergartners, among other claims focused on legislation approved this year.


Campaigning in the time of COVID-19: Do incumbents or challengers have the upper hand?

In a year where everything’s been turned on its head, the same has been true for campaigning for office. Do those in power have the upper hand, or will start-ups benefit from the coronavirus-related turmoil?



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Latest news

Primary shows Rep. Matt Shea remains big influence in GOP politics in Spokane Valley

While Matt Shea isn’t running for re-election, his influence can still be felt throughout Spokane Valley’s 4th Legislative District.


Spin Control: Wrapping up loose ends from Tuesday’s primary

Candidates have to believe they can win and shouldn’t discard that faith until absolutely necessary. But neither should they tempt fate the way initiative entrepreneur turned would-be governor Tim Eyman did Tuesday night.


Culp’s clear finish in primary came early

Loren Culp’s second-place finish in Tuesday’s state primary – which propelled him into a head-to-head match up against incumbent Jay Inslee this fall – surprised members of both parties, not so much for the outcome but by the speed at which it was known.


Incumbents McMorris Rodgers and Newhouse advance in Congressional races

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is headed toward a matchup against Democrat Dave Wilson in the November election. 


Republic Police Chief Loren Culp emerges to challenge Inslee’s run for third term

One of Washington’s most experienced politicians will square off against a first-time candidate for governor in the November general election.


Incumbent Graham, McGarry will square off in District 6

Democrat Tom McGarry appears poised to challenge incumbent Republican State Rep. Jenny Graham for a seat representing District 6 in the state House of Representatives.


Bob McCaslin, Rob Chase will take on Democrats in 4th; Mike Padden tops Senate primary

The first night of results show voters in the 4th Legislative District still support Republicans who have aligned themselves with controversial state Rep. Matt Shea over moderate challengers. 


It’s the last day to vote

Remember those ballots that showed up in the mail about two weeks ago? Today’s the last day to mark and turn them in.


Truth-tester: No, sex ed will not be taught to kindergartners

A recent campaign mailer from Dave Lucas, a Republican running against incumbent Spokane Sen. Andy Billig , falsely suggests that Billig supports teaching sex education to kindergartners, among other claims focused on legislation approved this year.


Campaigning in the time of COVID-19: Do incumbents or challengers have the upper hand?

In a year where everything’s been turned on its head, the same has been true for campaigning for office. Do those in power have the upper hand, or will start-ups benefit from the coronavirus-related turmoil?