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Murray and Smiley debate: Immigration

Sen. Patty Murray and her opponent in the November election, Tiffany Smiley, respond to a question about immigration at a debate hosted by The Spokesman-Review, the League of Women Voters and KSPS at Gonzaga University on Oct. 23, 2022.

Murray and Smiley debate: Affordable Care Act

Sen. Patty Murray and her opponent in the November election, Tiffany Smiley, respond to a question about the Affordable Care Act at a debate hosted by The Spokesman-Review, the League of Women Voters and KSPS at Gonzaga University on Oct. 23, 2022.

Only debate between Patty Murray and Tiffany Smiley in Spokane includes attacks on policing, inflation, abortion and Jan. 6

The candidates sparred on the campus of Gonzaga University in a debate hosted by the university, The Spokesman-Review, the League of Women Voters and KSPS-TV. Recent polls have showed a tightening in a race that Murray is the favorite to win, in a state that hasn’t elected a Republican U.S. senator since 1994. 

Truth testing the debate between Patty Murray and Tiffany Smiley

When candidates debate, they can get a bit careless with the facts or simplify complicated issues. Sunday’s debate between U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley was no exception

Hobbs and Anderson disagree on ranked choice voting, party affiliation at secretary of state debate

Candidates for the Washington Secretary of State’s Office Steve Hobbs and Julie Anderson discussed their expertise during a debate on Sunday at Gonzaga’s Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center.

Murray, Smiley race for U.S. Senate narrows as candidates head into debate in Spokane on Sunday

The two will face off in a debate hosted by the Spokesman-Review and the League of Women Voters in partnership with the Washington State Debate Coalition. Tickets for the debate are sold out, but it will air on KSPS, as well as a number of other media outlets, at 5 p.m. on Sunday from the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center at Gonzaga University. 

Washington secretary of state race close as ever as candidates head into Sunday debate

The two candidates will face off Sunday in a debate hosted by the Spokesman-Review and the League of Women Voters. Both candidates will debate at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center at Gonzaga University. 

National super PAC spending $75,000 on Spokane County auditor’s race

Open Democracy is spending $75,000 on 100,000 mailers in support of Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton’s reelection bid against Republican challenger Bob McCaslin. 

Who spends the most on Spokane County elections? Breaking down the biggest donors

Avista, the Spokane firefighters union and Duane Alton are among the top political donors in the last 15 years. 

Murray and Smiley debate: Jan. 6

Sen. Patty Murray and her opponent in the November election, Tiffany Smiley, respond to a question about the Jan. 6 insurrection at a debate hosted by The Spokesman-Review, the League of Women Voters and KSPS at Gonzaga University on Oct. 23, 2022.

Murray and Smiley debate: Gun control

Sen. Patty Murray and her opponent in the November election, Tiffany Smiley, respond to a question about gun control at a debate hosted by The Spokesman-Review, the League of Women Voters and KSPS at Gonzaga University on Oct. 23, 2022.

Murray and Smiley debate: Climate change

Sen. Patty Murray and her opponent in the November election, Tiffany Smiley, respond to a question about climate change at a debate hosted by The Spokesman-Review, the League of Women Voters and KSPS at Gonzaga University on Oct. 23, 2022.

McMorris Rodgers, Hill debate abortion, election integrity, policing and more during televised debate for 5th Congressional district seat

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, seeking her 10th term in Congress, attempted to tie her Democratic opponent, Natasha Hill, to what she sees as the failed policies of the Biden administration on public safety and plans for “radical” laws addressing abortion. Hill, at times turning directly to address McMorris Rodgers, accused the congresswoman of being beholden to donors over the people of Eastern Washington and failing to tamp down election conspiracy theories. 

Ballots for the November election are on their way, and so is a new local voter’s guide

The Spokane County Auditor’s Office will mail out about 350,000 ballots for Nov. 8 election throughout the week. About 178,000 were mailed out on Wednesday with most of the rest going out Thursday, Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton said.

Turnout on first day of Georgia early voting breaks midterm record

The first day of early voting in Georgia set a new midterm turnout record, with nearly 123,000 in-person voters casting their ballots, an early sign of strong interest in this year’s elections.

Tax breaks for kids, companies are suddenly brewing in Congress

When Congress returns in a few weeks, Republicans and Democrats will be focusing on a compromise to extend tax breaks for both low-income children and corporations — which would hand wins to both parties before year’s end but after the critical midterm elections.

Biden has shunned campaign appearances in key states. Blame his approval rating

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s political travel schedule is lighter than his two immediate predecessors at the same point in the midterm campaign, highlighting the challenge unpopular presidents face trying to stave off congressional losses. They are often unsuccessful. While Biden has raised millions of dollars for Democratic candidates this year, his party is still favored to lose control of at …

In partisan year, some Democrats stress work with Trump, GOP

Like many Democrats, Rep. Jahana Hayes of Connecticut hasn’t been hesitant to attack Donald Trump. She accused him when he was president of bullying and racism and said his actions on Jan. 6, 2021, posed a grave threat to democracy. Yet in a new ad, Hayes boasts of teaming up with both Trump and President Joe Biden to pass legislation helping veterans.

Congressional fundraising climate favors Democrats

New filings from House and Senate candidates show Democrats drew strong financial support from contributors this summer and early fall, especially in battleground races for the Senate.