Elections

Elections

Dems struggle to vet candidates in fast-moving #MeToo moment

The early exit on Friday of Andrea Ramsey, a leading Democratic candidate in a key congressional race – a woman backed by the deep pockets of liberal Emily’s List – underscores both how unprepared these new candidates are for the unforgiving political scrutiny of a battleground campaign and the difficulty of fully vetting so many recruits.

Here's how Washington state's initiative process works

Washington was one of the first states to approve the initiative and referendum process, which allows citizen's an opportunity to make or remake laws. Initiatives can go directly to a vote of the people or to the state Legislature.