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Nevada finish doesn’t dampen Elizabeth Warren rally in Seattle

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, seemingly unfazed by a fourth-place finish in the Nevada caucuses earlier in the day, electrified a crowd packed into two buildings at Seattle Center, promising to fight hard for them if they will back her in the upcoming Washington primary.

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse says he’s found peace as a lawmaker in his third term

Dan Newhouse, a former state agriculture director and lawmaker, was first elected to Congress in 2014. His wife of 35 years, whom he said was his biggest cheerleader, died in 2017. Newhouse has since remarried, and has earned the trust of the district through his thoughtful approach to lawmaking, supporters said.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers only has one 2020 Democrat challenger – but that may change

Chris Armitage, 27, is making his first run for political office and says voters in Eastern Washington are looking for a candidate with some distance from the political establishment. Armitage will try to do what seven other Democrats, including Lisa Brown in 2018, have failed to do since 2004 – defeat the long-tenured McMorris Rodgers, who’s held positions of power within the GOP. Brown said Thursday she may yet enter the 2020 fray.

Fortunato bill would end sanctuary cities

Washington shouldn’t be a sanctuary state for undocumented immigrants, and its cities shouldn’t be allowed to declare themselves sanctuary cities, a Republican state senator running for governor said Monday.