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Dems struggle to vet candidates in fast-moving #MeToo moment

The early exit on Friday of Andrea Ramsey, a leading Democratic candidate in a key congressional race – a woman backed by the deep pockets of liberal Emily’s List – underscores both how unprepared these new candidates are for the unforgiving political scrutiny of a battleground campaign and the difficulty of fully vetting so many recruits.

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Dems’ new plan for 2018: New candidates, more ambition

Democratic leaders say this week’s shock victories, headlined by gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam’s attention-grabbing nine-point win in Virginia, are making them reconsider the 2018 midterm elections, convinced the party should grow more ambitious amid a backlash to President Donald Trump.

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Republicans suddenly fear disastrous 2018

For Republicans, Tuesday’s results across the country were a reminder that Democrats are capable of translating liberal anti-Trump energy into actual votes. It was evidence of the environmental perils that often await a president’s party in the midterm elections—especially when that president has historically low approval ratings.

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Proposition 1 passing easily in Lacey

Proposition 1, the Lacey ballot measure that seeks to raise the local sales tax to pay for road and sidewalk maintenance, was passing easily Tuesday night, according to the first election returns for the special election.

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Thurston County election night party in Olympia

Independent candidates for Thurston County Commissioner Gary Edwards and John Hutchings speak at an election night party at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club.
Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com
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