Author: Lauren Ellenbecker

Kent breaches debate ground rules

Shortly after a congressional debate between Republican Joe Kent and Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez on Saturday, the former candidate violated ground rules established by its host. The League of Women Voters […]

Searching for another date(line)

Whenever I have a chance to stamp a dateline in my story, I’m elated. I argue my excitement overshadows the aggressive punch that’s typically delivered by the leading line (seeing as […]

Fact-checking COVID-19 statements from congressional debate

At a debate Tuesday evening, congressional candidates Joe Kent, R-Yacolt, and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, challenged one another’s stances on a multitude of topics ranging from economic prosperity to health, […]

Kent rejects extremist groups, doubles down on support for Patriot Prayer

Congressional candidate Joe Kent, R-Yacolt, has spent much of his campaign distancing himself from extremist organizations, yet he continues to hold the founder of one group with questionable history close […]

Congressional race heats up with new attack website

The race to represent Washington’s 3rd District in Congress is getting heated. Although it sounds cliché, it’s not far from the (figurative) truth. “JoeKentLies,” a website created to discredit congressional candidate Joe […]

Kent’s ties to Bannon cause confusion

Third Congressional District candidate Joe Kent’s relentless support of Steve Bannon continues to raise eyebrows, particularly as the latter faces charges for duping MAGA donors years ago. Bannon, former Donald Trump […]

More money flows into Democrat Perez’s campaign

Third Congressional District candidate Marie Gluesenkamp’s pitch to grassroots groups is proving to be effective, as her once-modest arsenal of funding recently experienced a large growth spurt. Perez, D-Skamania, announced Friday […]

Washington governor aids in Perez campaign fundraising

The list of top Washington officials relaying their support for congressional candidate Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is growing, with the governor being its latest addition. Gov. Jay Inslee urged those subscribed to […]

Advocates anxious ahead of lower Snake River dam report

Prior to the release of a report analyzing potential lower Snake River dam breaches, regional conservation groups urged lawmakers Wednesday to consider what is at stake. Roughly 60 non-governmental organizations rallied […]

Local GOP groups begin to unify behind Kent

Results from Washington’s 3rd Congressional District primary election show that Southwest Washington Republicans were divided in who they want as a representative for the region. Now, local GOP groups are coalescing […]

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