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WAPopulation: 7,170,351 (2015)

Filing deadline: May 20, 2016.

Primary: August 2, 2016.

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Washington (D+5) is a moderate state, but is nonetheless the state that has gone the longest with only Democratic governors. It is 76% White, 9% Hispanic and 8% Asian.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 12. Wash­ington is a Democra­tic state in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Democrats.

Maria Cantwell. (Pic: Congress)

Maria Cantwell. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 1: Maria Can­twell (D)
Committees: Energy (Ranking), Commerce, Finance, Small Business, Indian Affairs.

Democratic nominee: Maria Can­twell
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Likely Dem in 2018.

Status, May 21, 2016:
Businesswoman and State Representative Maria Can­twell (b.1958) was elected to the House in 1992, but lost in 1994. She made her comeback by defeating the incumbent Republican in the 2000 Senate election. She took 60% in 2012.

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Patty Murray. (Pic: Congress)

Patty Murray. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 3: Patty Murray (D)
Committees: Health and Education (Ranking), Appropriations, Budget, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: Patty Murray (D)
Republican nomineeChris Vance

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
Teacher and State Senator Patty Murray (b.1950) was first elected in 1992. She took 52% in 2010. The GOP is running PR consultant and former State Party Chair Chris Vance.

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Representatives: 10 Representatives; 6 Democrats and 4 Republicans.  In Washington, all candidates, regardless of affiliation, run on the same ballot in August and the top two proceed to November.

Susan DelBene. (Pic: Congress)

Susan DelBene. (Pic: Congress)

District 1
Representative: Suzan DelBene (D)
Committees: Agriculture, Judiciary.

Democratic nominee: Suzan Del­Bene
Republican nomineeRobert Sutherland

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
The district (D+4) covers the area from the northeastern suburbs of Seattle up to the Canadian border. It is 80% White. Businesswoman Suzan DelBene (b.1962) lost against Dave Reichert in the 8th district in 2010, but was elected to this seat in 2012. She took 55% in 2014. The GOP is running biochemist Robert Sutherland.

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Rick Larsen. (Pic: Congress)

Rick Larsen. (Pic: Congress)

District 2
Representative: Rick Larsen (D)
Committees: Armed Forces, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: Rick Larsen
Republican nomineeMarc Hennemann

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
The district (D+8) covers parts of the coastline and suburbs north of Seattle. It is 78% White. Lobbyist and County Commissioner Rick Larsen (b.1965) was first elected in 2000 and took 61% in 2014. He has a challenge from Republican teacher Marc Hennemann.

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Jaïme Herrera Beutler. (Pic: Congress)

Jaïme Herrera Beutler. (Pic: Congress)

District 3
Representative: Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)
Committees: Appropriation.

Democratic nomineeJim Moeller
Republican nominee: Jaime Her­rera Beutler

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
The district (R+2) covers the southwestern parts of the state and is 86% White. State Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (b.1978) was first elected in 2010 took 62% in 2014. The Democrats are running State Representative Jim Moeller.

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Dan Newhouse. (Pic: Congress)

Dan Newhouse. (Pic: Congress)

District 4
Representative: Dan Newhouse (R)
Committees: Agriculture, Natural Resources, Rules.

Republican nominee: Clint Didier
Republican nomineeDan Newhouse

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
The district (R+13) covers the central parts of the state, running from the Oregon border in the south up to Canada in the north, including Yakima. It is 64% White and 30% Hispanic. Agricultural economist and State Representative Dan Newhouse (b.1955) defeated farmer, former football pro and fellow Republican Clint Didier with 51% and Didier is running again.

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers. (Pic: Congress)

Cathy McMorris Rodgers. (Pic: Congress)

District 5
Representative: Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nomineeJoe Pakootas
Republican nominee: Cathy McMorris Rod­gers

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
The district (R+7) covers the easternmost parts of the state, from Oregon to Canada, including Spokane. It is 88% White. Businesswoman and State Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (b.1969) was first elected in 1994 and took 61% in 2014 against Native American activist Joe Pakootas, who’s running again.

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Derek Kilmer. (Pic: Congress)

Derek Kilmer. (Pic: Congress)

District 6
Representative: Derek Kilmer (D)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: Derek Kilmer
Republican nomineeTodd Bloom

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
The district (D+5) covers western parts of the state, including the Olympic peninsula, Aberdeen and most of Tacoma. It is 82% White. Businessman and State Senator Derek Kilmer (b.1974) was first elected in 2012 and took 63% in 2014. He gets a Republican challenge from lawyer and accountant Todd Bloom.

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Jim McDermott. (Pic: Congress)

Jim McDermott. (Pic: Congress)

District 7
Representative: Jim McDer­mott (D)
Committees: Budget, Ways and Means.

Democratic nomineePramila Jayapal
Democratic nomineeBrady Walkinshaw

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
The district (D+29) covers most of av Seattle and is 75% White and 11% Asian. Physician and State Senator Jim McDer­mott (b.1936) was first elected in 1988 and took 81% in 2014. He is not running again, and two Democrats are facing off in November; State Senator Pramila Jayapal and State Representative Brady Walkinshaw.

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Dave Reichert. (Pic: Congress)

Dave Reichert. (Pic: Congress)

District 8
Representative: Dave Reichert (R)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nomineeTony Ventrella
Republican nominee: Dave Reichert

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
The district (R+1) covers central parts and stretches west to the eastern suburbs of Seattle. It is 80% White. Former County Sheriff Dave Reichert (b.1950) was first elected in 2004 and took 63% in 2014. The Dems are running former sports journalist Tony Ventrella.

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Adam Smith. (Pic: Congress)

Adam Smith. (Pic: Congress)

District 9
Representative: Adam Smith (D)
Committees: Armed Forces (Ranking).

Democratic nominee: Adam Smith
Republican nomineeDoug Basler

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
The district (D+17) covers the southern parts of Seattle down to the northern parts of Tacoma. It is 54% White, 22% Asian, 10% Black and 10% Hispanic. Lawyer and State Senator Adam Smith (b.1965) was first elected in 1996 and took 71% in 2014. He has a Republican challenge from video producer Doug Basler.

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Denny Heck. (Pic: Congress)

Denny Heck. (Pic: Congress)

District 10
Representative: Denny Heck (D)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: Denny Heck
Republican nomineeJim Postma

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
The district (D+5) lies in western Washington and covers all of Olympia and parts of Tacoma. It is 74% White. Businessman and State Senator Denny Heck (b.1952) lost to Beutler in District 3 in 2010, but took this seat in 2012 and won 55% in 2014. He has a Republican challenge from businessman Jim Postma.

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STATE LEVEL

Jay Inslee. (Pic: State of WA)

Jay Inslee. (Pic: State of WA)

Governor: Jay Inslee (D)

Democratic nominee: Jay Inslee
Republican nomineeBill Bryant

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Likely Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
Lawyer, State Representative and Congressman Jay Inslee (b.1951) was first elected in 2012 with 51%. The Republicans nominated Seattle Port Commissioner Bill Bryant.

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Brad Owen. (Pic: State of WA)

Brad Owen. (Pic: State of WA)

Lieutenant Governor: Brad Owen (D)

Democratic nomineeCyrus Habib
Republican nominee: Marty McClendon

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Likely Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
The LG is nominated and elected separately. Businessman and State Senator Brad Owens (b.1950) is retiring after his 5th term. The Dems are running State Senator Cyrus Habib. The GOP is running real estate broker Marty McClendon.

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Kim Wyman. (Pic: State of WA)

Kim Wyman. (Pic: State of WA)

Secretary of State: Kim Wyman (R)

Democratic nomineeTina Podlowski
Republican nominee: Kim Wyman

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
County Auditor Kim Wyman (b.1962) took just over 50% in 2012. The Dems are running former Seattle Councilwoman Tina Podlowski.

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Jim McIntire. (Pic: State of WA)

Jim McIntire. (Pic: State of WA)

Treasurer­: Jim McIn­tire (D)

Republican nomineeDuane Davidson
Republican nominee: Michael Waite

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
Businessman and former State Representative Jim McIn­tire (b.1953) was first elected in 2008 and took 58% in 2012. He is not running again. Due to the distribution of votes, two Republicans proceeded to November; County Treasurer Duane Davidson and investment executive Michael Waite.

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Troy Kelley. (Pic: State of WA)

Troy Kelley. (Pic: State of WA)

Auditor: Troy Kelley (D)

Democratic nomineePat McCarthy
Republican nominee: Mark Miloscia

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
Veteran, lawyer and State Representative Troy Kelley (b.1964) took 52% in 2012. He was charged with fraud and corruption, but was not convicted of any of the charges. He is not seeking re-election. The Dems are running Pierce County Commissioner Pat McCarthy. The GOP is running State Senator Mark Miloscia.

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Bob Ferguson. (Pic: State of WA)

Bob Ferguson. (Pic: State of WA)

Attorney General: Bob Fer­guson (D)

Democratic nominee: Bob Fer­guson
Republican nominee: NONE

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
Lawyer and County Commissioner Bob Fer­guson (b.1965) was elected with 54% in 2012.

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Randy Dorn. (Pic: State of WA)

Randy Dorn. (Pic: State of WA)

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Randy Dorn (D)

Independent nomineeErin Jones
Independent nominee: Chris Reykdal

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
This office is formally non-partisan. Teacher and State Representative Randy Dorn is not running again after 2 terms. The Dems are running School administrator Erin Jones and State Representative Chris Reykdal.

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Mike Kreidler. (Pic: State of WA)

Mike Kreidler. (Pic: State of WA)

Insurance Commissioner: Mike Kreidler (D)

Democratic nominee: Mike Kreidler
Republican nominee: Richard Schrock

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Likely Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
Former Congressman and State Senator Mike Kreidler (b.1943) was first elected in 2000 and took 58% in 2012. The GOP is running Snohomish Fire Commissioner Richard Schrock.

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Peter Goldmark. (Pic: State of WA)

Peter Goldmark. (Pic: State of WA)

Commissioner of Public Lands: Peter Gold­mark (D)

Democratic nomineeHilary Franz
Republican nominee: Steve McLaughlin

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Likely Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
Farmer and geneticist Peter Gold­mark (b.1946) was first elected in 2008 and took 59% in 2012, is not running again. The GOP is running veteran Steve McLaughlin. The Dems are running lawyer Hilary Franz.

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State Senate: 49 (24D / 25R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2016/18.
State House: 98 (51D / 47R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.

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