Mon., Oct. 12, 2020
Candidate Votes Pct Denny Heck (D) 596,289 25.06% Marko Liias (D) 441,791 18.57% Ann Davison Sattler (R) 285,597 12% Marty McClendon (R) 271,995 11.43% Richard (Dick) Muri (R) 241,939 10.17% Michelle Jasmer (D) 212,387 8.93% Joseph Brumbles (R) 174,823 7.35% James Rafferty (D) 57,405 2.41% Bill Penor (R) 49,225 2.07% Matt Seymour (L) 27,125 1.14% Jared Frerichs (L) 20,847 0.88%
Candidate Votes Pct Kim Wyman (R) 1,238,455 50.93% Gael Tarleton (D) 1,053,584 43.32% Ed Minger (I) 87,982 3.62% Gentry Lange (P) 51,826 2.13%
Candidate Votes Pct Chris Reykdal 898,951 40.41% Maia Espinoza 564,674 25.38% Ronald Higgins 456,879 20.54% Dennis Wick 121,425 5.46% David Spring 111,176 5% Stan Lippmann 71,395 3.21%
Candidate Votes Pct Pat (Patrice) McCarthy (D) 1,134,077 47.46% Chris Leyba (R) 982,411 41.11% Joshua Casey (D) 273,198 11.43%
Candidate Votes Pct Hilary Franz (D) 1,211,310 51.19% Sue Kuehl Pederson (R) 554,147 23.42% Cameron Whitney (R) 197,610 8.35% Steve Sharon (R) 179,714 7.59% Frank Wallbrown (D) 122,136 5.16% Kelsey Reyes (L) 77,407 3.27% Maryam Abasbarzy (R) 24,189 1.02%
State of Washington
Congressional District 4
Congressional District 5
Legislative District 3 (central Spokane)
Legislative District 4 (Spokane Valley)
Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane)
Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington)
Legislative District 9 (Southeastern Washington)
In their only in-person debate of the election season, the congresswoman and her Democratic challenger sparred over the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic and wildfires. McMorris Rodgers also reiterated her desire for closer government regulation of social media based on perceived election year bias.
At just a little more than $4 million, and most of that going to incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, fundraising in Eastern Washington in 2020 is on pace to total less than half what was amassed two years ago. With other races nationwide drawing record amounts of money and time on the airwaves, the change likely has more to do with the perceived competitiveness of the race and less to do with the effects of the pandemic.
Despite divisive national politics, Washington’s closest congressional races may turn on who’s more bipartisan
WASHINGTON – Amid an intensely contentious presidential race, polls show American politics are marked by a near-unprecedented division along partisan lines, but the candidates in Washington’s two most closely contested House races are bucking that trend. In the state’s 3rd and 8th congressional districts, Democrats and Republicans alike are highlighting their willingness to work across party lines.
With record primary turnout in August, Washington elections officials have been preparing for a 90% turnout in the general. Washington just sent out ballots within the last week, but if early returns, registration and North Idaho’s absentee requests are any indication, the country will experience turnout like it’s never had before.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Dave Wilson talk pandemic, Trump’s response and health care in second debate
In her quest for a ninth term in Congress, McMorris Rodgers defended early actions of the Trump administration to stop the spread of the pandemic and argued existing assistance programs would help if they were extended. Democrat Wilson said the White House lost time by publicly downplaying the impact of the virus.
With anticipated record high turnout, new COVID-19 restrictions and talks of delays in the U.S. Postal Service, election night won’t like any election night of the past.
Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton said she’s expecting record turnout and a surge of last minute registration and urged voters to update their information and cast their ballots as soon as possible.
Spokesman-Review Olympia bureau reporter Jim Camden moderates the debate between Rep. Denny Heck and state Sen. Marko Liias as the two vie for the seat left by former Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib this year. The debate was organized by the League of Women Voters of Washington.
Determining a winner or loser in last week’s gubernatorial debate is difficult, but there were places where the candidates made points or mistakes.
Washington voters can get a look at their candidates for governor Wednesday evening.
Two candidates running for a state House seat representing southeastern Washington may not agree on everything, but they both disagree with restrictions set by Gov. Jay Inslee to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Washington voters shouldn’t assume the printer made a mistake when they notice their ballot has two candidates listed as Democrats in the lieutenant governor’s slot.
State Rep. Jenny Graham battles for 6th LD seat against Democrat Tom McGarry amid national attention
Controversy surrounding state Rep. Jenny Graham has attracted tremendous attention in Spokane County and beyond, but the November election will test how – if at all – that has resonated with voters in her district.
JJ Wandler, Independent, is challenging Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, this November for his 7th Legislative District seat in the Washington State Legislature.
Washington voters who like a clear contrast between their candidates should be ecstatic with their governor’s race.
Counties across the state will mail their ballots Oct. 8 and 9 early — one week earlier than the required 18-day voting period — amid national concerns changes at the U.S. Postal Service would cause delays in election mail.
Both candidates tout their appellate experience as a reason to succeed retiring Judge Kevin Korsmo. Staab says she’s received stellar marks in independent reviews by state bar associations, while Casey argues he’s been closer to clients and that will serve him well on the panel.
The congresswoman said she believed the country and the economy were on their way to a rebound from the challenges imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, while her Democratic challenger tied the lawmaker to President Donald Trump and what he said was the wrong direction for the country on multiple fronts.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who has taken on the Trump administration 80 times in four years, faces GOP challenger Matt Larkin.
The League of Women Voters of Washington organized a candidates debate for the office of Commissioner of Public Lands with incumbent Hilary Franz and challenger Sue Kuehl Pederson. Laurel Demkovich of The Spokesman-Review moderated the debate, which aired via the livestream of the Northwest Passages Virtual Forum.