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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Schrier declares victory in open House seat in Washington

Kim Schrier has declared victory in a race for U.S. House in Washington state, becoming the first Democrat to win in the sprawling 8th District that stretches from Seattle’s eastern …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Democrat Kim Schrier advances in Washington’s 8th District

An open congressional seat in Washington state officially has its November matchup: Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced to the general election to face Republican Dino Rossi in the race for …

UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018

Democratic fundraising trims Rossi lead in Washington’s 8th

Democrats narrowed the fundraising gap with Republican Dino Rossi, who maintains a substantial lead in a crucial U.S. House race in Washington’s 8th District.

UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017

Can Washington Legislature finish budget in time? Doesn’t look likely

With 10 days left in the regular session, Democrats and Republicans seemed moving inexorably toward a budget impasse that will force them into overtime for the seventh time in eight …

Dino Rossi appointed to succeed late Sen. Andy Hill

A former GOP state senator has been chosen to fill a Senate vacancy left by Sen. Andy Hill, who died of lung cancer in October.

Spin Control: The 2004 Washington election was not – repeat NOT – rigged

Suggestions of a “rigged” presidential election this year brings up comments about Washington’s gubernatorial election in 2004. They aren’t remotely comparable.

Spin Control: 2008 election gone, but in court it lives on

OLYMPIA – The 2008 governor’s race probably slipped from most voters’ minds long ago. The winner, Democrat Chris Gregoire, retired from office in 2012 and the loser, Dino Rossi, seems …

Revenue forecast up for biennium

OLYMPIA – Compared to the last time economists tried to predict Washington’s economic future, in June, the revenue forecast is up just slightly for the rest of this biennium and …

Dino Rossi gets appointed back to state Senate

OLYMPIA — Dino Rossi is going to be a state senator once again. The Metropolitan King County Council appointed Rossi on Monday to serve out the remainder of former Sen. …

Equipment, legalities create ballot-counting bottlenecks

Washington’s election system has many virtues, but speed isn’t one of them. Only 40.6 percent of last month’s Spokane County general election ballots were counted on election night.

GOP’s anti-Cantwell e-mail at odds with state’s reality

After regular missives for months from the folks at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, things had been quiet for two whole weeks. The group in charge of getting Republicans elected …

Murray secures Senate victory

Democrat Patty Murray won a fourth term in the U.S. Senate, building a lead of nearly 50,000 votes over Republican rival Dino Rossi as counting continued Thursday. Faced with a …

Murray wins, Rossi concedes

Patty Murray’s lead in the U.S. Senate race became insurmountable Thursday, prompting Republican challenger Dino Rossi to concede at 6:15 p.m.

Incumbent Murray expands lead in Senate race

Democratic incumbent Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi headed into a third day of vote tallies today with no clear winner in Washington state’s U.S. Senate race.

Voters vent frustrations with GOP gains in county, state

Democrat Chris Marr conceded defeat Wednesday night in the record-breaking million-dollar battle for a Spokane County state Senate seat. Marr made up some ground in the second day of ballot …

Murray expands lead over Rossi

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic incumbent Patty Murray has expanded her lead over Republican challenger Dino Rossi in the latest Washington state Senate vote totals.

Voters favor Republicans locally and nationally

Washington Republicans were lifted by a national tide in Tuesday’s elections, one that cost Democrats at least one of the state’s congressional seats and left a key U.S. Senate seat …

Candidates make one last push

Candidates up and down the ticket scrambled for votes on Election Day.

Murray, Rossi hit road in final push for votes

Democratic incumbent Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi wrapped up their road trips today as volunteers on both sides lit up phone lines and knocked on doors — even …

Inboxes become political arenas

The fight for Washington’s U.S. Senate seat is not just waged at rallies, in debates and on the airwaves. It’s a daily e-mail battle from the two sides trying to …

Parties’ big guns stump for Senate foes Murray, Rossi

First Lady Michelle Obama tried to help get Patty Murray re-elected by telling a luncheon crowd to get “fired up.” U.S. Sen. John McCain tried to boost Republican Dino Rossi’s …

Michelle Obama, McCain enter Wash. Senate race fray

First Lady Michelle Obama tried to help get Patty Murray re-elected by telling a luncheon crowd to get “fired up.” U.S. Sen. John McCain tried to boost to Republican Dino …

Spin Control: Mr. President, welcome to Spokane

After President Barack Obama stopped in a Seattle neighborhood for a “backyard conversation,” the Washington State Republican Party complained that this was nothing but a political event for which Sen. …

Obama joined by Murray during Seattle backyard meeting

SEATTLE – Voters should be skeptical of Republican candidates calling for smaller budgets and ask what they’d cut, President Barack Obama said Thursday. Appearing in a northeast Seattle neighborhood for …

Obama challenges GOP on cuts

SEATTLE — President Barack Obama used a “backyard conversation” in a northeast Seattle neighborhood to defend his policies and ask voters to demand details from Republicans.

Murray-Rossi race a statistical dead heat

WASHINGTON – With two weeks to go, the Washington state U.S. Senate race is a virtual dead heat, with Democratic Sen. Patty Murray holding a 1-point lead, 48 percent to …

Murray, Rossi debate taxes, earmarks, stimulus

Patty Murray and Dino Rossi continued their war of words over tax cuts, federal spending and health care Sunday as they debated a second and final time before next month’s …

Voters’ take on Senate debate only one that really matters

One of the downsides of being a panelist in a political debate is that people always ask “Who won?” That happened after Thursday’s debate between Patty Murray and Dino Rossi, …

Murray, Rossi focus on economy in first debate

The first debate between U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and her Republican opponent Dino Rossi came down to who’s to blame for the sluggish economy. Murray, a Democrat running for a …

Economy the focus of Murray-Rossi debate

The first debate between U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and her Republican opponent Dino Rossi came down to who’s to blame for the current sluggish economy.