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Ballotgate: Official complaints filed against AG Ferguson for pressuring SOS to break the law

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ISSAQUAH—Washington state gubernatorial hopeful, Senator Mark Mullet (D), on May 28, filed official ethics complaints with the Washington State Executive Ethics Board alleging that Attorney General (AG) Bob Ferguson used his public office for his political campaign, a violation of RCW 42.52.180, and the other with the Washington State Bar Association for conflict of interest. […]

New allegations surface that Ferguson violated state law for personal gain

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SEATTLE—Recent actions of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Bob Ferguson (AG Ferguson) against two political opponents who share a similar name, and then willfully directing Secretary of State Steve Hobbs to allegedly violate Washington state law by modifying the Primary Election ballot at the detriment of all other down ballot candidates, has prominent figures not […]

Reichert holds latest campaign fundraiser at Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish

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SNOHOMISH—Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Reichert held a fundraiser event at Thomas Family Farms in Snohomish Tuesday, May 21. The event was hosted by State Representative/Snohomish County Councilman Sam Low and Snohomish County Councilman Nate Nehring with approximately 175 attendees. The evening began around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and included a dinner, keynote speakers, and opportunities to […]

Latest polling has Ferguson leading gubernatorial field but all may not be rosy

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SEATTLE—New gubernatorial polling from the left-leaning Northwest Progressive Institute (NPI) has Attorney General Robert “Bob” Ferguson leading in a head-to-head General Election match-up with Republican candidate Dave Reichert. However, a four-way race that includes endorsed Washington State Republican Party Candidate Semi Bird and Democratic challenger Mark Mullet shows opportunity for Republicans ahead of the August […]

Ferguson campaign threatens legal action against gubernatorial opponents

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SEATTLE, Wash., May 13, 2024—Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, joined by former King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, held a press conference in Seattle, Monday, May 13, addressing the two other “Bob Fergusons” that filed for the Governor race last week and threatened legal action if they do not drop out of the race by […]

Convention chaos after WSRP attempts to pull gubernatorial endorsement vote

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SPOKANE—The Washington State Republican Party (WSRP) candidate committee had a chaotic endorsement process for its statewide gubernatorial candidate at the political organization’s state convention in Spokane on April 19, moving to pull the endorsement vote of candidates Semi Bird and Dave Reichert from the race for Washington State Governor. The crowd of nearly 2,000 delegates […]

‘Semi’ serious: Will Bird’s candidacy clip Reichert’s wings?

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Campaign victories go to those who do the work to earn the win; party endorsements should be endowed by the same measure, but Republican gubernatorial candidate Semi Bird hasn’t earned that honor through hard work and delivering results. Politics is a blood sport.  It is a zero-sum game defined by clear winners and clear losers.  […]

Controversial Republican figure Loren Culp may be expelled from WASPC

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LACEY, Wash., April 4, 2024—The Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs (WASPC) sent a letter to failed 2020 Washington state Republican gubernatorial and 2022 Congressional candidate, Loren Culp, proposing to expel him from his WASPC membership after making a series of offensive social media posts. WASPC membership is not a requirement to licensure of […]

Exclusive: Republican candidates Beutler, Bird, and Reichert interview

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EVERETT—The Snohomish County Republican Party held its convention on Saturday, March 9, at Mariner High School to elect delegates to its party’s Washington State and National conventions. Delegates to the state convention will vote to officially endorse candidates to federal and statewide offices; and a selected few, 43 in total, will be elected to represent Washington state […]

General Election Results: Winners, losers and too close to call!

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., November 8, 2023—The Snohomish County Auditor’s Office has received 184,545 (35.40%) ballots as of November 8, 2023, of which 132,932 (25.91%) have been counted. As of November 8, the City of Edmonds, leads the county with most ballots retuned with 50.45%, followed by City of Brier with 46.54%, and then the City […]

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