Posted by Brad Shannon on September 16, 2014
Voters in Scotland are casting ballots Thursday on a historic referendum to make the nation independent from England and the United Kingdom, and the Scottish public is highly divided. So, it turns out, is Joyce McDonald’s family across the Atlantic.
“I would vote yes,’’ the Pierce County Council member and conservative Republican candidate for the U.S. House told The Olympian editorial board earlier this month. “I’ve got people [in my family] on both sides of the issue. I see it as a matter of self-determination. And I think there is no one that could make better decisions for the Scottish people than the Scottish people themselves. … It’s very foundational.’’
McDonald, who is challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. Denny Heck in the 10th district, said one of her brothers is against independence on grounds that socialists in the left-leaning country are working for it. On the other hand, a sister thinks it’s driven by conservatives.
Posted by Melissa Santos on September 12, 2014
Allegations of impropriety continue to swirl in a right-leaning legislative district that straddles the Pierce and King county line. But as far as formal complaints go, there are now fewer to worry about.
Posted by Melissa Santos on September 9, 2014
Some political action committees in Washington pour big money into local elections this time of year. Then there are those other PACs – the ones that don’t make big donations or expenditures, but still aim to make a statement. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Hipster Political Action Committee of Washington falls into the latter category. Its slogan: “We wanted a better tomorrow before you did.”
Posted by Kate Martin on September 4, 2014
Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will appear with two other mayors this Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Posted by Brad Shannon on August 29, 2014
Tim Sekerak joined the House as nonpartisan legal adviser 13 years ago and is returning to the city where he went to school.