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Washington State Election Results 2014

Posted Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by Bill Stauffacher.

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Here’s a brief election night summary with more details to follow. Just a reminder that state law allows the counting of ballots that are postmarked on or before Election Day. That means the election results will not firm up until the weekend.

State Legislature:

SENATE: The majority Senate GOP won every race up for grabs in which they thought they could win. The 26-23 Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC) stays in place as Democrat Tim Sheldon will continue caucusing with the GOP. The Republicans will have 25 seats, a one-seat GOP majority, plus Sheldon.

HOUSE: The majority House Democrats lost at least one seat, likely two seats, dropping to a 53-45 majority. But three Democrat-held seats are too close to call. If the Democrats lose all three races, then the House could become a one-seat 50-48 Democrat majority.

The Governor’s race was not on the ballot this year.

Federal Congressional Races:In the WA 4th, mainstream Republican challenger Dan Newhouse is winning 51+% against GOP Tea Party challenger Clint Didier for the seat held by retiring GOP Rep. Doc Hastings. It’s too close to call for Newhouse, but he should win.

All House congressional incumbents won easily.

No U.S. Senate races in the state this year.

A Good Night For:

A Bad Night For:

SENATE: 26-23 CURRENTLY – NO NET CHANGE

HOUSE: 55-43 CURRENTLY - DEMOCRATS DOWN ONE, LIKELY TWO, BUT UP TO DOWN SIX DOWN

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Bill Stauffacher

PPI Contract Lobbyist

Stauffacher Communications

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