Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, November 5


Aberdeen Daily World
Democratic incumbents in 19th and 24th re-elected (Takko, Blake, Tharinger, Van de Wege)
Raines and Lindgren elected to county posts, Svoboda leading
Kilmer, Herrera Beutler headed toward re-election

Associated Press
Washington voters speak: 5 things to know
Early Washington votes: Class size initiative tied 
Gun background checks OK’d, class size too close
Voters support expanded background checks on gun sales
Republicans lead key Washington state Senate races (Eide)
Dead candidate leading Wash. state House race(Freeman)
Incumbent state Supreme Court justices win
DelBene wins redrawn 1st District seat
GETTING HIGH: Oregon, D.C. voters join Washington state in approving use of marijuana . . .and a look at other ballot measures — abortion, minimum wage, soda tax — nationwide
Morning after: Obama, GOP in new political dynamic
National free clinics show face of American health care for poor
Judge: In work on marijuana rules, liquor board broke open-meetings law

Bainbridge Island Review
Hansen thanks voters as reelection appears imminent; Olsen hints at another run (Hansen, Rolfes)
Voters want expanded background checks on gun sales; I-594 getting nod in Washington state in new vote tally
Tim Sheldon chosen in the 35th District State Senate race
Decision day is here for voters, candidates | 2014 Election (Hansen)

Bellingham Herald
(subscription required)
State House: GOP leads in north Whatcom; Dems in command in south Bellingham district (Lytton, Morris)

Bothell Reporter
Election night results for Bothell and Kenmore

Central Kitsap Reporter
Haigh, MacEwen take the lead at the polls (Haigh)

Centralia Chronicle
Democrat Brian Blake Ahead in the 19th District (Blake)

Bridge advisory measure passing (Cleveland)
Wilson leads Stonier in 17th race (Stonier, Wylie, Moeller)

The Daily News
19th, 20th District incumbents will return to Olympia (Blake, Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Larsen, DelBene among incumbents headed for re-election to House seats
GOP makes gains in state Senate; race for open House seat very close (Roberts, Ortiz-Self, Sells, Robinson, Dunshee, Moscoso, Stanford, Kagi, Ryu, McCoy, Liias, Hobbs, Chase)
Museum of Flight to get third 787 Dreamliner this Saturday
2014: The year the election skipped us
Why banks are shying away from marijuana businesses
Burbank: Find out who your legislators are, then give them direction
Editorial: A lesson for all public officials (E-mails and public records)

Federal Way Mirror
Kochmar, Freeman, Miloscia take early leads in 30th District election results | Slideshow (Freeman)

The Inlander
No surprises as incumbents, Republicans take most Spokane and state races

Islands’ Sounder
Voters approve county’s levy renewal and school levy | Additional 2014 election results (Lytton)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Op-Ed: Petroleum projects abound; Salish Sea under siege

Kirkland Reporter
Election night results for Kirkland races (Hunter, Habib, McBride, Goodman, Springer, Stanford, Moscoso)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Derek Kilmer handily snagged a second term in Congress

News Tribune (subscription required)
Republicans hold on to state Senate (Green, Morrell, Hurst, Eide, Freeman, Seaquist, Fey, Sawyer, Jinkins, Conway, Kirby)
GOP Rep. J.T. Wilcox defeats Libertarian challenger Nielson; Rep. Graham Hunt also winning in 2nd LD
Local U.S. congressmen Heck, Kilmer, Smith and Reichert winning their races
Election turnout looking lower than predicted 62 percent in Washington

Olympian (subscription required)
Maverick Sen. Tim Sheldon winning in 35th district race that his Republican allies needed to keep Senate control (Haigh)
Democrats Reykdal and Hunt lead re-election bids in 22nd District (Reykdal, Hunt)
Republican representatives maintain hold on 20th Legislative District 
U.S. Reps. Denny Heck, Jaime Herrera Beutler winning re-election bids
Editorial: Despite results, government won’t reflect us (Fraser)

Oregon: Legal pot winning; GMO labeling too close to call
Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber wins historic 4th term

Peninsula Daily News
Olympic National Park fee increase can be gradual, superintendent tells business group

Puget Sound Business Journal
Smaller classroom size initiative result too close to call
No incumbent Washington state Congress candidate loses
What business wants from the GOP-controlled Senate
Washington state voters approve I-594 to require background checks for gun purchases
Washington state fares well on uninsured rates after Medicaid expansion

Sammamish Reporter
EARLY ELECTION RESULTS: Legislative incumbents leading challengers, initiative voters favoring smaller class sizes and gun control

Redmond Reporter
Hill takes early lead over Isenhower for 45th District state senator; DelBene leads Celis in Congressional District 1 race

Seattle Times (subscription required)
SPD to review property-crime response
Homemade ‘acid bomb’ injures bus driver, closes Redmond school
Marysville students return amid grief, outpouring of support
Excavation to tunneling machine resumes; no artifacts found 
Warm, bright, quiet: Students do best in well-designed classrooms
‘Purpose in life’ can help reduce medical costs, study says
State voters approve broader background checks on gun sales
Property-tax levy to subsidize preschool wins big
Voters split on cost, benefits of shrinking class size
Democrats trailing in state Senate races (Habib, Chopp, Goodman, Green, Eide)
Metro bus service to get boost with passage of Prop. 1
Federal Way state House Rep. Roger Freeman is winning re-election despite dying six days ago (Freeman)
Momentum for pot legalization advocates: Oregon passes, leading in Alaska, D.C. gives strong yes
Mayor’s budget seeks funding for labor-law investigators
Danny Westneat: Big winners: gun control and Mayor Ed Murray
Blog: What if both Washington state gun initiatives pass?
Blog: About those car break-ins… (Property crime/prison reform)
Editorial: State should follow Everett Clinic’s lead and create transparency in health-care prices
Editorial: Voters stand ground on gun control in passing I-594 over I-591
Guest Opinion: The case for a supermajority vote on tax increases
Guest Opinion: The role of public health in gun control

Seattle Weekly
Role Reversal in Gun Battle Has the Big Money I-594 Up and the Grassroots I-591 Down
Hopes Dashed as Democrats Fail to Wrest Control of the State Senate from Republicans (Eide, Habib, Nelson)
How Legal Weed in Oregon Might Affect Washington’s Marijuana Market

Skagit Valley Herald
DelBene clinches another term in 1st Congressional
Results show U.S. Rep. Larsen leading Guillot
Lytton holds big lead to keep 40th Dist. seat (Lytton)
Rep. Smith cruises with big lead for 10th Dist. seat
Rep. Scott holds strong lead in race for 39th, Pos. 2

Tacoma Weekly
Washington, Idaho send incumbents back to Congress
Baumgartner, Shea lead GOP charge in Washington Legislature
Spokane County voters favor GOP candidates
Spokane voters willing to pay to fix streets, park
Expanded gun background checks passing
French, GOP have big night
One in 3 WA ballots in so far
Editorial: Decisions on association health insurance plans should be flexible
Editorial: West Side traffic fixes will benefit entire state

Tri-City Herald
Newhouse holds slim lead over Didier in congressional race

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
WSU Tri-Cities Wine Science Center nears completion

Yakima Herald Republic
Newhouse leads Didier in 4th District
Editorial: Campaigns must perform one final duty: Cleanup


Measure to expand gun background checks passes
Traffic nightmare: Seattle breaks record for longest commute ever
Explosion on Redmond school parking lot injures bus drivers
Labor talks slowing down Port of Tacoma activity

Initial state, county election results posted
VIDEO: Gun background check supporters declaring victory
VIDEO: Results from the 2014 elections

Voters approve expanded gun background checks (Video)
Early Washington votes: Class size initiative tied (Video)
Metro bus service gets boost; Seattle preschool tax winning (Video)

Thumbs-Up For Higher Minimum Wages, And For Marijuana Industry
Wash. Voters Approve Expanded Gun Background Check
Statewide Class-Size Initiative Too Close To Call, Early Returns Show
Possible Picasso Among Abandoned Treasures Wash. State Will Auction Off

NW Public Radio
Guns, Governors And Pot: Here’s What Happened In Northwest Elections
Kitzhaber Wins Fourth Term As Oregon Governor
WSU Wine Science Center to Open in March

Q13 TV (FOX)
Washington voters approving I-594 to expand gun background checks
Oregon voters pass legalization of recreational marijuana
Election 2014: Republicans win control of U.S. Senate, retain U.S. House


The eternal sunshine of Seattle progressivism (Chopp)
Dashed hopes for Democrats: State Senate stays Republican (Habib, Eide, Haigh, Seaquist, Stonier, Freeman, Chopp, Green, Hobbs)
Didier, Newhouse in close congressional race. DelBene wins her second term
Voters back new controls on gun sales
Pam Roach is surviving a tough challenge from a fellow Republican (Hurst)
City-sponsored Prop. 1B wins pre-K battle 

Election Night Open Thread 1 (Habib)

My Edmonds News
Election 2014: Peterson ahead in race for state Legislature; Scherrer trailing Ortiz-Self (Ortiz-Self, Kagi, Ryu, Liias, Chase)

Transit Funding, Preschool Funding, and Gun Control Winning (Stonier, Morrell, Seaquist, Green, Haigh, Chopp)

Seattle P.I.
Republicans are likely to rule the Washington state Senate (Green)
Speaker Chopp splinters Socialist Alternative challenger (Chopp)
Washington voters choose gun control; huge majority in Seattle area
Seattle votes taxes for expanded bus service and pilot preschool plan

The Morning News: Democrats Fail to Take Washington Senate, Republicans Strengthen Their Grip on Congress (Chopp)
A Night to Ignore the National News and Get Lost in Local Elections
Election Night 2014! Running Just as Fast as We Can to All the Election Night Parties (Chopp)

West Seattle Blog
Election 2014: Statewide ballot measures I-594, I-591, I-1351; Legislature, Congress races (Nelson, Cody, Fitzgibbon)