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Obama-to-Trump, Romney-to-Clinton: How will Spokane County shift in 2020?

The polarization, well documented in national political polls, has led election observers to wonder whether there are any undecided voters left in a presidential contest that has occurred as traditional outlets of voter outreach have been curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Dave Wilson debate in prime time before election

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. 

Fundraising in Eastern Washington Congress race sees dip following high-profile 2018 contest

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.

Northwest Passages and League of Women Voters: Lt. Governor debate

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.

Inslee, Culp spar over COVID-19, protests

Gov. Jay Inslee accused his Republican opponent of being a "mini Trump" and challenger Loren Culp accused the incumbent of being a career politician "who has no clue what it's like in the real world" during a spirited debate Wednesday night

Northwest Passages: Superintendent of Public Instruction debate

The League of Women Voters of Washington organized a candidates debate for the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and Maia Espinoza. Laurel Demkovich of The Spokesman-Review moderated the debate, which aired via the livestream of the Northwest Passages Virtual Forum.