washington state senate

Washington State Senate
8:58 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Who’s Buying the Washington State Senate?

The Andy Hill mask ad.
John Ryan Northwest News Network

A Republican coalition has a narrow margin of control in the Washington state Senate. Democrats hope to change that. Millions of dollars are pouring into key races around the state. Just who’s trying to buy your vote?

The 45th legislative district cuts an arc through Kirkland, Woodinville and Sammamish on Seattle’s east side. More money has flooded into this district trying to influence who gets elected state senator here, than anywhere else in Washington. More than two million dollars at last count.

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Washington Senate Race
6:25 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Washington Republicans Allege Vote Suppression Campaign

Democratic state senator Tim Sheldon.
Credit Washington Legislature

Republicans say an out-of-state Democratic group is trying to suppress the GOP vote in a hotly contested Washington state Senate race. The state Republican Party filed a formal election complaint against a group called American Values First.

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