SEATTLE — Tina Podlodowski, the new chair of the Washington State Democratic Party, is making the rounds with the faithful and telling it like it is: the party has ceded massive ground to Republicans across the state over the last 10 years and she is hell-bent on reclaiming that territory.
The initiative to raise the state's minimum wage passed even though only around a third of the Evergreen State's counties voted in favor. The eastern and western parts of the state are at odds with one another because the current representation system needs to be more localized
In April, the homegrown public opinion trackers at Elway Research released the results of their post-presidential election polling and found that while red and blue Washington are indeed polars apart in many ways, the biggest differences are found in attitudes on three topics.
The trail blazed by Washington DC and six states -- including Oregon -- suggests that Washington could make significant inroads in the 1.3 million voting-age adults in the state who aren't registered to vote. But there are hurdles on the road to automatic registration in the Evergreen state.