(CNN) – Democratic Rep. Jay Inslee of Washington will resign his House seat in order to focus on his 2012 run for governor of the state, a Democratic official confirmed to CNN on Saturday.
Inslee, now in his eighth term, represents Washington's 1st Congressional District, which covers the northwest part of Seattle and its surrounding suburbs.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney will win Saturday's Republican caucuses in Washington state, CNN projects, giving the former Massachusetts governor a shot in the arm heading into Super Tuesday.
With more than 60% of the vote in, Romney had 37% while Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum were tied for second with 24%. They were trailed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 11%.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will win Saturday's Republican caucuses in Washington state, CNN projects.
(CNN) – Ron Paul became the latest presidential hopeful to weigh in on controversial and incendiary language used by radio commentator Rush Limbaugh to describe a college student, telling reporters Friday the remarks were in poor taste.
"It sounded a little crude the way it came across to me," Paul said. "I don't know why it has to be such a political football like this, so you have to ask him about his crudeness."
(CNN) – Ahead of his state's GOP caucuses on Saturday, the Washington Republican Party chair on Friday predicted a win for either Mitt Romney or Ron Paul.
The turnout required for a win can be bolstered by a well-organized ground campaign, and Kirby Wilbur told CNN that Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich "don't have the infrastructure, the ground game to follow up on turning the vote out."
(CNN) – Longtime Democratic Rep. Norm Dicks of Washington announced Friday he plans to retire after completing his current term in the House.
"The privilege of serving in the House of Representatives, with the endorsement of the voters every two years, is indeed an honor unlike no other profession in our country," Dicks said in a statement.
Pasco, Washington (CNN) – Rick Santorum continued to cast himself as a scrappy fighter against a mighty Republican "establishment" late Thursday – even lumping together former presidents and former presidential hopefuls into a losing clan of Republican moderates.
"You have an opportunity, here in Washington state, to join me …To say we want a conservative nominee for the Republican Party in the fall," Santorum told hundreds of supporters in Pasco, Washington, ahead of the state's caucuses on Saturday.
(CNN) - Call it a “nonendorsement” endorsement.
The Seattle Times, the largest daily newspaper in the solidly blue state of Washington, on Thursday picked Mitt Romney as the “default choice” for Republican voters in the state’s upcoming contest on Saturday.
Everett, Washington (CNN) – In sports terms, President Obama's West Coast fund raising blitz was mostly for the skybox and courtside crowd. Events in San Francisco were held at lavish estates with majestic views.
The invite lists were as impressive. Celebrities like George Clooney, Jack Black and Jim Belushi rubbed shoulders with the president.FULL STORY
(CNN) – A group of protesters disrupted a Rick Santorum campaign rally in Tacoma, Washington, on Monday, prompting the presidential hopeful to brand it as a “radical element” that represents “true intolerance.”
After Santorum was introduced to raucous applause, the protestors launched into the Occupy movement’s traditional “mic check, mic check” call. After hearing that, the conservative crowd attempted to shout down the Occupy protestors with chants of “U.S.A., U.S.A.”