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Politics Polls show Washington governor's race close Polls show Washington governor's race close(Video)
For Southwest Washington voters the Washington governors race is a dead heat, according to a new poll conducted exclusively for KATU News by Survey USA. Meanwhile, a recent statewide Survey USA poll also found the race is about even.
Politics Inslee releases 5 years of tax returns Inslee releases 5 years of tax returns
Documents provided to The Associated Press on Tuesday show that the Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee and his wife earned about $237,000 in 2011.
Politics Wash. U.S. Senate candidate uses vulgarity with reporter Wash. U.S. Senate candidate uses vulgarity with reporter
A U.S. Senate candidate frustrated by the lack of focus on the war in Afghanistan apologized Tuesday for telling a reporter to "go f--- yourself" after an interview about beleaguered Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin.
Politics NJ Gov. Christie rallies for GOP in Washington NJ Gov. Christie rallies for GOP in Washington
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has headlined a Bellevue, Wash., rally for gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna and other Republican candidates. Christie told a crowd of about 200 people that state Attorney General McKenna "has earned your trust. He has earned your respect."
Politics Candidate raises no money, runs no campaign, but gets 300K votes Candidate raises no money, runs no campaign, but gets 300K votes
Bruce Danielson, a little-known Seattle lawyer, didn't campaign a lick in his failed effort to unseat Washington Supreme Court Justice Steve Gonzalez. He raised no money, met with no newspaper editorial boards, attended no candidate forums.
Politics Cantwell to face Baumgartner in November Cantwell to face Baumgartner in November(Video)
Maria Cantwell, Washington's junior senator, easily won enough votes to move to the fall general election. She'll face Republican Michael Baumgartner, who was garnering the second most votes following an early tally from Tuesday's primary election.
Politics Justices Owens, Gonzalez retain seats
Washington Supreme Court Justices Susan Owens and Steve Gonzalez have easily retained their seats, and Seattle appeals lawyer Sheryl Gordon McCloud is leading a crowded field seeking to replace retiring Justice Tom Chambers.
Politics DelBene emerges from costly 1st District primary DelBene emerges from costly 1st District primary(Video)
Former Microsoft executive Suzan DelBene emerged from a caustic and costly primary campaign Tuesday, vanquishing a slate of other Democrats with a flood of advertisements funded in part by her own wealth.
Politics Advocates for legalizing pot use 'soft sell' in TV spot Advocates for legalizing pot use 'soft sell' in TV spot(Video)
The ad debuts Wednesday at two Seattle TV stations and a cable channel. It never tells voters to support Initiative 502, it never asks them to agree that pot should be legal, it just says let's talk about it.