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Democrat Schrier advances in Washington's 8th District

Aug. 13, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An open congressional seat in Washington state officially has its November matchup: Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced to the general election to face Republican Dino Rossi in the race for the 8th Congressional District. The race is one of three GOP-held congressional districts in...

Washington US House race likely to feature 2 Democrats

Aug. 10, 2018 7:58 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — It's looking more likely that the race for Washington's 9th Congressional District will have two Democrats on the ballot in November. After King and Pierce Counties updated their ballot counts Friday night, Democrat Sarah Smith was 2,582 votes ahead of Republican Doug Basler, a...

Washington US House race may feature 2 Democrats

Aug. 9, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A progressive Democrat has edged into the second spot in the race for Washington's 9th Congressional District, potentially setting up a November contest between two Democrats. Under Washington's primary system, all candidates appear on the same ballot and the top two vote getters advance to...

Washington state Democrats see 3 GOP House seats in view

Aug. 8, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Democrats in Washington state celebrated early primary returns as they seek to capture three GOP-held congressional districts - including one occupied by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a top Republican House leader. Washington's primaries are a top-two system, meaning the two candidates...

The Latest: Sawyer gains votes in updated primary returns

Aug. 8, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on the Washington state primary (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A Washington state representative who resigned his chairmanship following allegations of inappropriate conduct was still finishing in third place in updated primary returns, but was closing in on the second spot....

Primary night takeaways: Democratic optimism, women advance

Aug. 8, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

Democrats didn't walk away with a clear win Tuesday night. But they didn't necessarily have to. They essentially battled Republicans to a draw in a central Ohio congressional district that should have been an easy win for the GOP. It will take actual victories for Democrats to reclaim the majority, but even a...

Democrats see opportunity in Washington congressional races

Aug. 8, 2018 2:20 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democrats were celebrating early returns in three congressional races in Washington state's primary election, but Republicans said they were confident their party would hold on to all three seats in November. Tina Podlodowski, chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, said that even...

Affidavit: Congress threats suspect had ammo, gun receipts

Aug. 5, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

A man charged with threatening two Republican congressional leaders had 200 rounds of ammunition at his home in Buffalo, New York, along with books on homemade explosives and receipts for an assault rifle and a handgun, according to court records. An agent with the U.S. Capitol Police detailed items found during...

Man accused of threats to Congress, including GOP's Scalise

Aug. 2, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rep. Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a 2017 shooting, and the No. 4 House Republican leader have received telephone threats, aides said Thursday after a western New York man was arrested and accused of leaving menacing voicemails for two lawmakers. U.S. Attorney James Kennedy said...

Eastern Washington US House race takes harsh turn

Jul. 27, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is sharply attacking her presumed Democratic opponent in the run-up to August's primary, calling Lisa Brown "dangerously liberal" as the incumbent heads into what is expected to be a tough re-election campaign. A television ad on behalf of...