Stand for Children, a major proponent of charter schools in Washington, has spent $116,000 to help a candidate who is looking to unseat state Supreme Court Justice Barbara Madsen. Madsen, the court’s chief justice, wrote last year’s majority opinion striking down Washington’s system of charter schools, which voters approved in 2012. Together, the independent expenditures supporting Greg Zempel, Madsen’s opponent, are the largest seen in a judicial race in Washington since 2010.
Hours before Hillary Clinton took the stage Thursday at the Democratic National Convention, Western Washington delegates were starting to put in context her nomination, how far the nation has come and what it means for America.
Myra Gamburg, a 84-year-old member of the Washington Democratic Party and a delegate to its national convention, says her age has brought feelings of invisibility and unimportance in a party that says it’s focused on diversity.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” during the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night and received thousands of questions, but didn’t give many answers.
The Washington State delegates to the Democratic National Convention got a breakfast visit Wednesday from former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who urged them to work hard to beat Republican Donald Trump in November. Sanders’ comments were well-received by the delegation, which is heavily made up of Sanders supporters after he easily won the state Democratic caucuses in March.
Newly leaked emails show just how hard Democratic party staffers worked to reward donors with tickets to White House events and seats next to President Barack Obama based on a contributor’s financial generosity, many times after they blatantly asked for perks.