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PubliCola Picks Joe Fitzgibbon for State Rep. Position 2, District 34

PubliCola strongly endorses Burien policy wonk and environmentalist Joe Fitzgibbon to fill the seat currently held by his mentor, hardworking state Rep. Sharon Nelson.

07/29/2010 By PublicolaPicks

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PubliCola Picks Ruth Kagi for State Rep. Position 2, District 32

PubliCola is particularly impressed with Kagi on education. She defied the Democratic patrons from the teachers union by getting the ball rolling on ed reform—voting for 2009's sweeping education bill.

07/29/2010 By PublicolaPicks

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PubliCola Picks Denny Heck for US Rep., District 3

Former Democratic state legislator Denny Heck's jobs, jobs, jobs message resonates in a swing district—southwest Washington—where unemployment is in the double digits.

07/28/2010 By PublicolaPicks

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PubliCola Picks Adam Smith for U.S. Rep., District 9

Smith's record gives him the ability to attack from the left and the right. While both of his main opponents support policies that are nothing short of alarming.

07/28/2010 By PublicolaPicks

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PubliCola Picks Suzan DelBene for US Rep., District 8

Democrat Suzan DelBene—a tech entrepreneur with a liberal agenda—is a better fit for Seattle's Eastside suburbs than incumbent Dave Reichert, who has gained his reputation as a moderate by supporting antagonistic GOP amendments to lefty legislation, then

07/28/2010 By PublicolaPicks

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PubliCola Picks Norm Dicks for US Rep, District 6

Sixth District Rep. Norm Dicks isn't PubliCola's favorite member of the Washington State delegation, but he—like Sen. Patty Murray—brings home the bacon for Washington State.

07/28/2010 By PublicolaPicks

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PubliCola Picks Rick Larsen for US Rep., District 2

Left-leaning moderate incumbent Congressman Rick Larsen is a far better choice for the Second Congressional District than his Tea Party opponent John Koster, who's supported by Sarah Palin and local gay-rights opponent Larry Stickney.

07/28/2010 By PublicolaPicks

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PubliCola Picks Jim McDermott for US Rep., District 7

Iconoclastic crusader Jim McDermott has fought for health care reform, against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in favor of extending unemployment benefits. PubliCola supports reelecting the state's most stalwart progressive voice in Congress.

07/28/2010 By PublicolaPicks

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PubliCola Picks Jay Inslee for US Rep., District 1

Everyone knows US Rep. Jay Inslee is lining up to run for governor in 2012. But we want to keep this progressive mover and shaker in Congress as long as we can.

07/28/2010 By PublicolaPicks

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PubliCola Picks Stan Rumbaugh for State Supreme Court Position 1

Trial attorney Stan Rumbaugh would be a welcome, progressive alternative to Justice Jim Johnson, a conservative judge whose most enduring legacy on the court was a ruling upholding the state's ban on gay marriage.

07/28/2010 By PublicolaPicks

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PubliCola Picks Charlie Wiggins for State Supreme Court Position 6

Behind Richard Sanders' libertarian streak—for marijuana use, for gun rights, and for strict penalties against officials who violate public disclosure laws—are some standard-issue hard-right positions that contradict his fight for personal freedom.

07/28/2010 By PublicolaPicks

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PubliCola Picks Patty Murray for U.S. Senate

Sending a pour-and-stir Republican like Dino Rossi (who’s already been rejected by voters twice) or a hardline conservative like Clint Didier (who’s out of sync with Washington voters) to the Senate on 2010’s generic wave of discontent would be a rash blu

07/28/2010 By PublicolaPicks

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