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General Information

Election Timeline


  • June 11, 2010 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • August 17, 2010 - Primary elections
  • November 2, 2010 - Election day
  • Latest Polls and Updates


    Conservative Ranking


    Washington is the 12th least conservative state, voting 9.81% less Republican in the 2008 presidential elections than the national average.

    Partisan Trend


    Based on voting patterns since 1992, Washington is trending DEMOCRAT in presidential elections.

    GOP Trend Ranking


    Washington ranks 31st among the 50 states.
     

    Senate Race
    Incumbent:  Democratic incumbent Patty Murray seeks a 3rd term in 2010.  She faced primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Dino Rossi  
  • Paul Akers
  • William Chovil
  • Clint Didier
  • Norma Gruber
  • Michael Latimer
  • DEM Candidates

  • Patty Murray - Incumbent  
  • Charles Allen
  • Bob Burr
  • Michael "Goodspaceguy" Nelson
  • Mike The Mover
  • Party nominee -

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    Governor's Race
    No race in 2010
     
    Competitive House Races

    District 2 (map)
    Incumbent:  Democrat incumbent Rick Larsen seeks a 6th term in 2010.  He faced only minor primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • John Koster - Snohomish County Councilman  
  • DEM Candidates

  • Rick Larsen - Incumbent  
  • Party nominee -

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    District 3 (map)
    OPEN SEAT:  Democratic incumbent Brian Baird is retiring.  He is not running for a 7th term in 2010.

    GOP Candidates

  • Jaime Herrera - Washington State Representative  
  • David Castillo
  • David Hedrick
  • DEM Candidates

  • Denny Heck - Former Washington State Senator  
  • Cheryl Crist
  • Party nominee -

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    District 8 (map)
    Incumbent:  Republican incumbent Dave Reichert seeks a 4th term in 2010.  He faced only minor primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Dave Reichert - Incumbent  
  • Tim Dillon
  • Ernest Huber
  • DEM Candidates

  • Suzan DelBene  
  • Keith Arnold
  • Thomas Cramer
  • John Orlinski
  • Party nominee -

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    Other House Races
    Projected winner listed first
  • District 1:  Jay Inslee (D)-inc vs. James Watkins (R)
  • District 4:  Richard "Doc" Hastings (R)-inc vs. Jay Clough (D)
  • District 5:  Cathy Rodgers (R)-inc vs. Daryl Romeyn (D)
  • District 6:  Norman Dicks (D)-inc vs. Doug Cloud (R)
  • District 7:  Jim McDermott (D)-inc  (unopposed)
  • District 9:  Adam Smith (D)-inc vs. Dick Muri (R)
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    Additional Information
    Current Partisan Breakdown
     
    National Delegation
      Senators 2 DEM
      Representatives 3 GOP, 6 DEM
    State Government
      Governor DEM
      Lt. Governor DEM
      State Senate - DEM control 18 GOP, 31 DEM
      State House - DEM control 34 GOP, 64 DEM

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  Christine Gregoire (D) - 2nd term, up for re-election in 2012
  • Lt. Governor:  Brad Owen (D) - 2nd term, up for re-election in 2012
  • Senior Senator:  Patty Murray (D) - 3rd term, up for re-election in 2010
  • Junior Senator:  Maria Cantwell (D) - 2nd term, up for re-election in 2012
  • House District 1:  Jay Inslee (D) - 6th term
  • House District 2:  Rick Larsen (D) - 5th term
  • House District 3:  Brian Baird (D) - 6th term (retiring)
  • House District 4:  Richard "Doc" Hastings (R) - 8th term
  • House District 5:  Cathy Rodgers (R) - 3rd term
  • House District 6:  Norman Dicks (D) - 17th term
  • House District 7:  Jim McDermott (D) - 11th term
  • House District 8:  Dave Reichert (R) - 3rd term
  • House District 9:  Adam Smith (D) - 7th term
  • Historical Partisan Snapshot


     
      Race 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008

    President Mod Dem -- Mod Dem -- Strong Dem

    Senate
    Class 1 Weak Dem -- -- Solid Dem --
    Class 3 -- -- Strong Dem -- --

    Governor Solid DEM -- Weak DEM -- Mod DEM

    House 3 GOP
    6 DEM
    3 GOP
    6 DEM
    3 GOP
    6 DEM
    3 GOP
    6 DEM
    3 GOP
    6 DEM
    CD-1 Strong DEM Mod DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-2 Mod Dem Mod DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-3 Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-4 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-5 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Strong GOP Solid GOP
    CD-6 Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-7 Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-8 Solid GOP Solid GOP Weak GOP Weak GOP Mod GOP
    CD-9 Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM

    BOLD - party turnover
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    Washington Race Tracking
    Senate
    Patty Murray - inc
    vs
    Dino Rossi
    Projected Winner
    House District 2
    Rick Larsen
    vs
    John Koster
    Projected Winner
    House District 3
    Denny Heck
    vs
    Jaime Herrero
    Projected Winner
    House District 8
    Dave Reichert - inc
    vs
    Suzam Delbene
    Projected Winner
    Special Thanks To:

    Charlie Cook
    Cook Political


    Congressional Quarterly
    CQ Politics


    D.C. Finegold Sachs
    DC's Political Report


    Dave Leip
    U.S. Election Atlas


    David Wissing
    The Hedgehog Report


    Larry Sabato
    Crystal Ball


    Richard & Tony
    The Green Papers


    Rose Institute
    Redistricting in America


    Tom Bevan and John McIntyre
    RealClearPolitics

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