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U.S. Congress elections

Open border tough line for Democrats to straddle

As respectable Republicans panic over Donald Trump's storm of insults against Hispanics, Democrats may be tempted to sit back and watch the other party estrange millions of potential voters. But they do so at their own peril.Democrats already have the luxury of being far...

Date: 01/12/2016 | Opinion Columnists


Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott won’t seek a 15th term

SEATTLE — Longtime Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington state announced Monday that he will not seek re-election for a 15th time when he completes his term at the end of the year.

Date: 01/04/2016 | Local News


Fellow Democrat will run against Rep. Jim McDermott in 2016

SEATTLE — Longtime congressman Jim McDermott will face a challenge from a fellow Democrat in 2016.

Date: 12/03/2015 | Northwest


Speaker Boehner stuns Congress, announces resignation

WASHINGTON — In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign from Congress at the end of October, stepping aside in the face of hardline conservative opposition that threatened an institutional crisis.

Date: 09/25/2015 | Nation & World


State's top-two primary leaving many without a voice

If you are a Republican wanting to vote in the upcoming general election for Snohomish County offices, don't bother. There are no Republican candidates for whom to vote. That is the sad outcome of an initiative that the voters in our state approved in 2004. With this initiative, the...

Date: 08/12/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Silicon Valley leading source of cash, power for politics

When Jeb Bush visited Silicon Valley this week, the Republican candidate was visiting the heart of a Democratic state that few expect to be contested in the 2016 presidential election. But when it comes to the political money chase, the Northern California home of the world's technology...

Date: 07/19/2015 | Opinion Columnists


GOP’s salute to black music shows party’s long road ahead

The press release went out last week: "Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, will participate in a panel discussion luncheon in celebration of Black Music Month on Monday, June 1st, in Washington, D.C."The event was called "A...

Date: 06/03/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Tea party favorite Elizabeth Scott first in line to challenge DelBene

One of Snohomish County’s most conservative Republican lawmakers has quietly begun a campaign to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene.

Date: 05/28/2015 | Local News


Sen. Patty Murray, mom in tennis shoes in ’92, stands her ground

WASHINGTON — There’s a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray.

Date: 04/27/2015 | Northwest




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