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Murray begins fall race in Spokane

Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on Thursday stressed her support for programs in Eastern Washington and new financial regulations approved by Congress as she opened her general election campaign Thursday …


Allred, Otter engage in lively gubernatorial debate

During today’s debate with Gov. Butch Otter, Democratic rival Keith Allred painted himself as a citizen activist fighting a career politician whose three decades in office align him with special …


Incumbents persevere, but challenges await

Thousands of votes are still to be counted from Tuesday’s primary, but along with most races, some lessons are clear. Lesson 1: It may be uncomfortable to be an incumbent …


Doug Clark: With no sign of Lampert, she still outdid Salvatori

The results are in and I am here to answer your questions regarding Tuesday’s primary election. Q. Who was the biggest primary winner?


Single server in Cheney overwhelmed with election data

A software glitch confounded election watchers during the “top two” primary, causing the secretary of state’s website to crash when results began pouring in.


Election roundup: Murray, Rossi tie on the gloves

Sen. Patty Murray will face Dino Rossi in the November general election, continuing the fight for a U.S. Senate seat that started even before the Republican former legislator got into …


Challengers doing well in some state Senate races

Challengers made some waves in primaries for the state Senate today, with Republicans and Democrats alike faring well in early returns against Democratic incumbents.


Democrat Heck advances in WA 3rd District race

Democrat Denny Heck has advanced to the November ballot in his bid for the seat of retiring Democratic U.S. Rep. Brian Baird.


Murray, Rossi move on to November in Senate race

Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi formalized their November matchup today, emerging as expected from Washington state’s “top two” primary by comfortable margins.


2010 primary election results

Results from the Aug. 17, 2010, primary election in Washington state.


Obama to campaign for Murray Tuesday in Seattle

President Barack Obama plans to stop in Seattle on Tuesday to campaign for Sen. Patty Murray.


Elections boss: Effort precedes machine counting of ballots

About half of Spokane County voters in Tuesday’s mail-in primary probably have returned their ballots. Typically, though, the rest wait until election day to cast their ballots, according to elections …


Minnick first Democrat as tax ‘hero’ since 2006

BOISE – Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick is the first Democrat since 2006 to be named a “Taxpayer Hero” by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, a group that decries …


Vacationing voters give candidates a tough job

Among the most thankless jobs in the world is that of a political candidate in Washington state in the weeks before the August primary. The ability to continue the noble …


Editorial: Take time for informed ballot picks by Tuesday

The following are summaries of The Spokesman-Review’s endorsements in selected primary races. The full editorials are available online.


Anti-Marr mailer draws fire

In Tuesday’s primary elections, voters can pick a candidate for the state senate in Eastern Washington’s most competitive legislative district, but both choices are assured of winning a spot in …


Candidate sues another over contract

Spokane County assessor candidate Sadie Charlene Cooney is suing prosecutor candidate Frank Malone for alleged failure to pay an $81,077 debt. The dispute springs from a contract in which Malone …


O’Quinn campaign clarifies statements on polling data

The campaign of Republican legislative candidate Shelly O’Quinn, which claimed in e-mails to GOP officials that polls showed her “blowing away the competition,” acknowledged Thursday that no such specific polling …


Ballots must be sent by Tuesday

More than 20 percent of ballots mailed to Spokane County voters for Tuesday’s primary election have been returned so far.


Apple disputes allegations of unpaid bills

A Spokane Valley roofing business is accusing legislative candidate and Spokane City Councilman Bob Apple of not paying for nearly $9,000 in supplies. But Apple says it’s really Systems Roofers …


Labrador now a GOP ‘Young Gun’

BOISE – Idaho GOP congressional candidate Raul Labrador has ended an awkward dance with the National Republican Congressional Committee by agreeing to join its “Young Guns” candidate recruitment program, after …


With voter approval, campus would provide technical training

Voters in the Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Lakeland school districts will go to the polls Aug. 24 to decide whether they’ll pay for the $9.5 million construction of a …


Labrador joins GOP’s ‘Young Guns’ after all

Idaho GOP congressional candidate Raul Labrador has ended an awkward dance with the National Republican Congressional Committee by agreeing to join its “Young Guns” candidate recruitment program, after refusing earlier.


Challengers to Sanders perk up state court ballot

OLYMPIA – Washington state Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders is no stranger to controversy, and his bid to seek a fourth term has led to an unusually spirited campaign that …


Labrador to join GOP recuitment program

U.S. House hopeful Raul Labrador has reversed his decision and will join the National Republican Congressional Committee’s candidate recruitment and training program.


Judge OK’s Mukilteo red light camera vote

A Snohomish County Superior Court ruled Friday that Mukilteo voters will have their say in November on red light cameras.


Two vie for seat on Washington Appeals Court

Rules of conduct prevent judicial candidates from saying very much about cases, issues or each other. They point to their rèsumès, proclaim respect for the law and insist that they’d …


Rossi still disputes job-saving measure

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi, in Vancouver to speak to the local Tea Party organization, said he still opposes a $26 billion bill pushed toward passage by his Democratic …


Chase launches write-in campaign for treasurer

Liberty Lake real estate agent Rob Chase announced Tuesday that he is a write-in candidate for Spokane County treasurer.


Shelly O’Quinn calls district home

A legislative candidate who moved into the Spokane-area district she wants to represent just months before filing notice that she would run is dismissing as a nonissue criticism questioning her …