Author: Lauren Ellenbecker

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 to heart. In an interview with The Columbian on Wednesday, Kent said he rejected right-wing extremist groups, such as the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys. […]

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, went live Tuesday and illustrated a hellish landscape. A forest full of coniferous trees was engulfed in flames, which inevitably spread to […]

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 advisor, pleaded not guilty on Thursday for charges of money laundering, conspiracy and fraud linked to fundraising for the “We Build the Wall” campaign. […]

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 that donors contributed more than $600,000 to her cause in August alone. She later tweeted that 97 percent of the donations came from grassroots […]

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 his campaign newsletter to back Perez, a Skamania Democrat vying to represent Southwest Washington in Congress, via fundraising in her battle against Republican Joe […]

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 to deliver a message requesting urgency and meaningful action from Gov. Jay Inlsee and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., before the release of the […]

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