Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Washington Voting Roundup: Major Races, Measures, and Endorsements

Washington State is facing a sweeping election this November - all 98 state house seats, 29 state senate seats, 10 US congressional districts, and one US senate seat will be determined by this election. The state is also poised to decide on a number of ballot initiatives regarding hot button issues. While we are not providing detailed information on every race in the state, we hope this resource guide will be a good place to start.

General Election Information
Voters' Pamphlet
Video Voters' Guide
State Elections Website
FAQ about Elections in Washington State MyVote
Seattle Times - Election 2018: What You Need to Know

The Stranger's Endorsements for the November 6, 2018 General Election
Seattle Times Editorial Board Endorsements
Spokesman Review - Editorial Endorsements
The News Tribune Endorsements

Ballot Measures - Washington
NBC - What Is Initiative 1631?
Spokesman-Review - Big Money Pours into Fight over Washington's Carbon Fee
News Tribune - Here's What Yes and No Votes Mean for the "Grocery Tax," Washington Initiative 1634
Spokesman-Review - Lopsided I-1634 Campaign, with Millions from Soda Industry, Blankets Airwaves
Spokesman-Review - Advisory Vote 19 Involves a Tax on Crude Oil
King5 - What Is Washington I-1639 on Gun Safety?
Olympian - I-1639: a Big Nudge to Safety for Gun Culture
King5 - What Is Washington I-940 on Police Use of Deadly Force?
KOMO News - Both Sides of I-940 Agree "Use of Deadly Force" Measure May Just Be First Step

National Races
KREM2 - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown to go Head-to-Head in Nov. Election
Columbian - McMorris Rodgers, Brown Spar on Taxes, Economy, and Health Care in Second Congressional Debate
Spokesman-Review - Where 5th District Candidates Stand on the Issues
Columbian OPB - Poll Shows Herrera Beutler and Long in Virtual Tie in Race for Congress
Spokesman-Review - Cantwell, Hutchison Get Down to Details at Spokane Community College Debate
Spokesman-Review - US Senate Candidates Debate Taxes, Guns, Civility
The Olympian - A Midterm "Kavanaugh Bump?" Why All Sides Are Watching this Washington District

State Legislature
King5 - Washington State Legislature Races to Watch This Election
OPB - Legislative Landscape to be Decided by Washington Voters
Seattle Times - Washington's Legislature: Democrats Could Pick Up 4 GOP Seats in Senate
Seattle Times - Beyond Seattle, Legislative Candidates Try to Woo Voters with Plans to East Housing Costs

Local Races - Clark County
Columbian - Clark County Hopefuls Clash on Issues
Columbian - Sequel of Sorts for Lebowsky, Fox in Unusual Race
Columbian - Stewart, Lentz Give Voters Clear Contrast
Columbian - Vancouver City Council Hopefuls Discuss Housing

Local Races - Spokane
Spokesman-Review - Spokane County Commissioner Candidates Debate Housing, Public Safety, Economy
Spokesman-Review - Jeff Holy, Jessa Lewis Vying for Washington's 6th District Senate Seat
Spokesman-Review - Spokane County Treasurer Candidates Square off over Office's Role in Policymaking, Proper Investments

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