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UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 10:04 a.m.

Beto O’Rourke says he raised $6.1M online in 1st 24 hours

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid, the highest first-day number reported by any …


Spin Control: Will a presidential run interfere with governor duties?

Gov. Jay Inslee says he has no plans to resign his seat while running for president.


Gillibrand highlights contaminated water in Northeast

Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to connect with voters’ important issues on the ground, or in some cases under, in New Hampshire


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:01 a.m.

Inslee signs bill moving up presidential primary and forcing voters to declare parties

Gov. Jay Inslee signs presidential primary law.


Stacey Abrams, Joe Biden meet as both weigh 2020 decisions

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams were meeting privately Thursday in Washington, bringing together two starkly different faces of their party as they both weigh their …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

Dems in limbo as Biden’s 2020 decision ‘a few weeks’ away

The political world may have to wait yet another “few weeks” to learn whether one of the biggest names in Democratic politics is running for president.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Fox ‘News’ doesn’t deserve a seat at the table

In being banned from hosting upcoming primary debates by the Democratic National Committee, Fox is getting what Fox deserves.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 10:33 p.m.

2020 Democrats flock to trendy SXSW festival in Austin, Texas

The 2020 circus had arrived at the hipster-techie festival that is South by Southwest.


Christine Emba: The Democrats’ bad decision on Fox News

By cutting Fox News out of the debates entirely, the Democratic National Committee has alienated even the few responsible journalists from that network and given Fox News defenders even more …


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Washington presidential primary heads to March

The Washington House sends Gov. Jay Inslee a bill to change Washington’s presidential primary to March and require voters declare their party affiliation.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 11:27 a.m.

Ex-Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper enters presidential race

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said on Monday he’s running for president, casting himself as a can-do uniter who’s used to overcoming adversity and accomplishing liberal goals in a politically …


GOP stalls energy bill vote, gives Inslee a win

Senate Republicans’ maneuver gave Gov. Jay Inslee a win just as he was announcing his run for president.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

What the national media is saying about Gov. Jay Inslee’s presidential bid, climate platform

Most national pundits questioned Friday whether the Democratic governor’s singular focus on combating global climate change would be enough to make waves in an already-crowded field.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Timeline: Jay Inslee’s political career started in 1985

A partial time line of the key elements in Jay Inslee’s political career.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 10:11 a.m.

Who’s more likely to be the next president: Tom Brady or Jay Inslee? Betting sites place the odds as long for both.

The odds are long on whether Jay Inslee can win the White House in 2020 – if you can find them.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

Inslee’s in the 2020 White House race and he’s headed to Iowa

Jay Inslee makes it official: He’s running for president.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Jay Inslee is running for president. Here’s what he brings to the Democratic field.

Inslee’s singular focus on climate change and his experience as a governor could boost his campaign, but the Democratic field is large and his strategy has downsides.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

‘Faithless electors’ would lose their position under Senate bill

Members of the Electoral College in Washington would lose their position if they voted for someone who didn’t win the presidential election that year, a bill that passed the Senate …


Mattis for president? Grass-roots campaign takes root on Richland official’s lawn

A Richland city councilman thinks native son Jim Mattis would make a terrific governor or even president. Phil Lemley hopes his neighbors will help push a grassroots campaign to encourage …


Democratic group to spend $100M targeting 2020 battlegrounds

A major Democratic group plans to spend at least $100 million in battleground states during the 2020 election in hopes of denying President Donald Trump a second term.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 12:38 a.m.

2020 Dems hit early voting states; Weld explores GOP bid

Several Democratic presidential candidates are spending the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, while a Republican has announced he’s creating an exploratory committee for a possible 2020 run.


As Democratic field expands, Biden waits on the sidelines

Former Vice President Joe Biden will headline his first public event in about three weeks on Saturday– in Munich, Germany, nearly 5,000 miles from Iowa, site of the presidential campaign’s …


Warren makes presidential bid official with call for change

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren makes bid for the presidency official, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build “an America that works for everyone.”


Elizabeth Warren makes presidential bid official with call for change

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 1:34 p.m.

Booker taking 2020 campaign, social-justice message to Iowa

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker took a campaign message of social justice to Iowa, where he was visiting with black leaders and gay rights leaders Friday on his first trip …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

Beto O’Rourke says he’ll decide on 2020 run by month’s end

Democrat Beto O’Rourke said Tuesday he’ll announce whether he’ll run for president “before the end of the month” and indicated he’s leaning toward a bid even though family considerations could …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Washington could demand tax returns from presidential candidates

Presidential candidates could be required to release their tax returns to appear on the Washington ballot.


Elizabeth Warren tries to quell DNA controversy with apology

WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren attempted to put an early political stumble behind her by apologizing to the Cherokee Nation for using a DNA test to prove she’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

‘Love ain’t easy’: Booker brings upbeat vibe to 2020 fight

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday declared his bid for the presidency in 2020 with a sweeping call to unite a deeply polarized nation around a “common sense of purpose.”


Starbucks faces tricky time as ex-CEO mulls presidential run

For Starbucks, former CEO Howard Schultz is a hero – and a headache.