elections

Democrats Lead WA
6:13 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Washington State GOP Searching Its Soul Over Losses

Democrats in the state of Washington had a very good night Tuesday night. They are now leading in every statewide executive race except one. Republicans don’t have as much to celebrate.

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Democrats Win Oregon House
6:00 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Oregon House Control Likely To Return To Democrats

Photo of democratic Oregon House Representative Tina Kotek.
Credit Photo Credit: Oregon State Legislature

Democrats are optimistic they have won the majority in the Oregon House. The chamber has been evenly divided for the last two years, and both parties campaigned furiously to break the log jam.

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Wash. Governor Race
6:35 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Candidates For Wash. Governor Await More Vote Tallies

Republican Rob McKenna
Credit Austin Jenkins

The two candidates for Washington governor are still awaiting more voting tallies in an election contest that remains to close to call. At this hour, with votes still being counted, Democrat Jay Inslee leads Republcan Rob McKenna 51.1 percent to 48.9 percent. The McKenna campaign is hoping for a turn-around in the numbers.

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Oregon Attorney General
5:35 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Rosenblum Is Oregon's First Female Attorney General

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
Credit ellenrosenblum.com

In Tuesday's election, Ellen Rosenblum became the first elected female Attorney General in Oregon. She defeated her Republican opponent James Buchal to win a four-year term in office.

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Wash. Governor Race
5:06 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Inslee Organizes Transition Team Despite Continued Vote Counting

Democrat Jay Inslee said he’s forming a transition team.
Credit Debra Wang

The race for Washington governor remains too close to call. But Democrat Jay Inslee said Wednesday he’s already forming a transition team to prepare to take office. The former congressman leads Republican attorney general Rob McKenna 51 percent to 49 percent.

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Referendum 74
4:59 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Gay Marriage Opponents In Wash. Not Ready To Concede

Supporters of same-sex marriage in Washington declared victory Tuesday. But opponents of gay marriage are not prepared to concede defeat on the statewide Referendum 74. They point out that there are more than a million ballots yet to be counted.

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Northwest News
9:29 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Washington Race for Governor Too Close to Call

It’s déjà vu. Once again, Washington’s race for governor is too close to call. Democrat Jay Inslee leads Republican Rob McKenna by nearly three percentage points with just over half the expected ballots counted.

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WA Election Spending
9:13 am
Wed November 7, 2012

WA Election Breaks Campaign Spending Records

Photo of stacks of US $100 dollar bills.
Credit Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Some of the results may not be known for weeks, but the most expensive election ever in Washington state wrapped up last night.

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WA Attorney General
7:43 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Ferguson Leads For WA Attorney General

Photo of Bob Ferguson.
Credit Photo Credit: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons

Initial election results place King County Council member Bob Ferguson in the lead for Washington Attorney General. Ferguson, a Democrat, gave a tentative thumbs-up during his appearance Tuesday.

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Voter Disenfranchisement
5:38 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Concerns Surface About Voter Disenfranchisement In Washington State

Washington state election officials want campaign workers and political parties to provide information about ballots they’ve collected on behalf of voters. King County Republicans have offered to shuttle ballots to official drop boxes by mini-van.

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