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Internal emails show Washington Republicans fell far short of legislative primary targets

August 18, 2022, 11:15am Election

As primary ballots were mailed last month, state House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox laid down metrics for Republicans looking to win a majority in the chamber for the first time in more than two decades. To have a shot this fall, Wilcox wrote in an email to supporters, GOP candidates… Read story

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, right, a Democrat, and Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, left, running as a nonpartisan, take part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash., with Melissa Santos, center, of Axios Local, moderating. Hobbs and Anderson are seeking to fill the remaining two years of the term of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who left to take a key election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Party labels among topics in Washington secretary of state debate

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, right, a Democrat, and Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, left, running as a nonpartisan, take part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash., with Melissa Santos, center, of Axios Local, moderating. Hobbs and Anderson are seeking to fill the remaining two years of the term of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who left to take a key election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 18, 2022, 11:03am Election

Democratic Secretary of State Steve Hobbs and nonpartisan Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson agreed on many things Wednesday in their first debate ahead of the November election: that more needs to be done to engage and assure voters of the safety and security of the state’s election system, there should… Read story

A voter drops off his ballot at a Clark County ballot drop box in the Vancouver Mall parking lot Nov. 3, 2020.

Which Washington counties saw highest voter turnout in 2022 primary?

A voter drops off his ballot at a Clark County ballot drop box in the Vancouver Mall parking lot Nov. 3, 2020.

August 15, 2022, 7:41am Clark County Politics

About 40 percent of 4.8 million registered voters in Washington participated in the Aug. 2 midterm primary election, with the highest turnouts recorded in east and far west parts of the state. Read story

FILE - U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., speaks at a Memorial Day observance event on May 30, 2022, in Vancouver, Wash. Beutler saw her advantage against her opponent Rep. Dan Newhouse endorsed by former President Donald Trump shrink in recent vote updates. Both drew interparty challenges due to their vote to impeach Trump following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Jaime Herrera Beutler is ousted from Congress for her Jan. 6 impeachment vote. Her would-be replacement embraces Trump’s election lies

FILE - U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., speaks at a Memorial Day observance event on May 30, 2022, in Vancouver, Wash. Beutler saw her advantage against her opponent Rep. Dan Newhouse endorsed by former President Donald Trump shrink in recent vote updates. Both drew interparty challenges due to their vote to impeach Trump following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

August 14, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Politics

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has cast thousands of votes on hundreds of topics over the course of her 12-year congressional career, almost always siding loyally with fellow Republicans. Read story

Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez will face Republican Joe Kent in the general election for the 3rd District congressional seat currently held by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler.

Perez, Kent sharpen positions in 3rd District race

Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez will face Republican Joe Kent in the general election for the 3rd District congressional seat currently held by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler.

August 11, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

The top two candidates for the 3rd Congressional District are sharpening their attacks and honing their strategies for reaching voters who would have otherwise supported Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler — or might just stay home. Read story

Clark County Canvassing Board to examine ballots from Aug. 2 election

August 10, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

The Clark County Canvassing Board will meet at 2 p.m. Friday to examine ballot returns from the Aug. 2 primary and special election. The board will examine ballots, determine the status of voter intent issues and challenged ballots, and perform other canvassing duties. Read story

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has fallen behind challenger Joe Kent, also a Republican, in primary results for the 3rd District race.

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler concedes; Perez will face Kent for the 3rd District

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has fallen behind challenger Joe Kent, also a Republican, in primary results for the 3rd District race.

August 9, 2022, 5:09pm Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler conceded her reelection race Tuesday, making her the first incumbent to be defeated in the 3rd Congressional District since 1994. Read story

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs talks to The Columbian Editorial Board on Tuesday. Hobbs is up for re-election this year. He took office in 2021 after former Secretary of State Kim Wyman resigned to take a position with the Biden administration.

Rivals in primary still battling for second spot in Washington’s secretary of state race

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs talks to The Columbian Editorial Board on Tuesday. Hobbs is up for re-election this year. He took office in 2021 after former Secretary of State Kim Wyman resigned to take a position with the Biden administration.

August 9, 2022, 8:38am Election

The primary election for Washington secretary of state remained partly undecided after additional votes were counted Monday, with a shutout for Republicans looking very possible. Read story

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey views the first primary election result printout for the 2020 elections in the ballot tabulation room of the Clark County Election Office in August.

Clark County election returns slow to come in

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey views the first primary election result printout for the 2020 elections in the ballot tabulation room of the Clark County Election Office in August.

August 9, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

If you think the results from the 2022 primary election seem to be posting slower than in previous years, you’d be correct. County Auditor Greg Kimsey said there’s a good reason why. Read story

Republican 3rd District congressional candidate Joe Kent and incumbent Rep.

Kent pulls ahead of Herrera Beutler in latest batch of 3rd District results

Republican 3rd District congressional candidate Joe Kent and incumbent Rep.

August 8, 2022, 5:47pm Clark County News

Republican Joe Kent pulled ahead of incumbent Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler in Monday's vote tally for the 3rd District. Read story