2024 governor’s race

Attorney General Bob Ferguson formally enters 2024 race for Washington governor

BY: - September 9, 2023

Washington’s Democratic Attorney General Bob Ferguson formally announced on Saturday what’s been obvious for months: he’s running for governor. Ferguson has crisscrossed the state, raising money and conducting what he deemed an “exploratory” campaign. But on Saturday, with a morning rally at a Spokane union hall, a midday stop in Pasco, and an evening event […]

Franz opens up about her childhood kidnapping, how it drives her public service

BY: - July 19, 2023

When she was 3 years old, Hilary Franz says she was taken from her bed, her house, her friends and her toys. And she recalls being told she would never see her father again.  In the weeks that followed, Franz remembers eating a lot of dates – a snack she hated, encountering a rattlesnake at […]

AG Ferguson makes his case to be Washington’s next governor

BY: - July 18, 2023

SEATAC, Wash. – Democratic Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Tuesday made his opening argument to be Washington’s next governor, vowing to “change the culture of state government” and ensure “our decisions as a state are not dictated by powerful special interests in back rooms.” “I want to make sure every Washingtonian gets a fair shake […]

Complaint pushes for Ferguson to reveal donors of $1.2M in campaign transfers

BY: - July 10, 2023

Attorney General Bob Ferguson is facing further scrutiny over his shifting of $1.2 million of contributions from past campaigns into the account for his 2024 bid for governor. A complaint filed last month contends the individual donors of those contributions must be identified and their past donations – originally for Ferguson’s re-election and now considered […]

Reichert’s bid adds an early twist to the 2024 governor’s race

BY: - July 6, 2023

The emergence of a politically experienced Republican candidate is reshaping the contours of next year’s race for governor. Dave Reichert, who served seven terms in Congress after a stint as King County sheriff, registered a political committee on June 30, clearing the way for him to raise money for a campaign. On Friday morning, King […]

More cash starts to flow in 2024 governor’s race

BY: - June 12, 2023

Hilary Franz, Democratic public lands commissioner, on Monday revealed a first round of campaign donations in her run for governor. A filing with the state Public Disclosure Commission shows she raised about $176,000 in her first month of campaigning. Franz’s May contributions include at least $5,000 in “surplus” transfers – contributions received for previous campaigns […]

Campaigns react to one of first polls in the 2024 governor’s race

BY: - June 9, 2023

New polling in the 2024 governor’s race indicates that Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz and state Sen. Mark Mullet both have a lot of work to do winning over voters if they want to be competitive against their fellow Democrat and frontrunner, Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Republican contender Raul Garcia, meanwhile, had a relatively strong […]

Why Hilary Franz sees a path to victory in the 2024 governor’s race

BY: - June 7, 2023

Olympia may be the center of government power in Washington but when Hilary Franz talks about why voters next year should send her to the governor’s office there, she points to credentials she’s gained in other parts of the state. Now in her second term as state public lands commissioner, Franz says the job has […]

House lawmaker announces run for Mullet’s Senate seat

BY: - June 1, 2023

State Rep. Bill Ramos, D-Issaquah, will run for state Sen. Mark Mullet’s seat, following Mullet’s announcement Thursday that he would run for governor in 2024. Ramos since 2019 has represented the 5th Legislative District, which sprawls east of Seattle, toward Snoqualmie Pass and to the south stopping just shy of Enumclaw. He said in a […]

Mullet looks to seize middle lane in 2024 governor’s race

BY: - June 1, 2023

In jumping into the 2024 Washington governor’s race, state Sen. Mark Mullet appears ready to test voters’ appetite for a more moderate brand of Democratic politics, one centered on a progressive social agenda but also skepticism toward higher taxes. “I just don’t think the solution to every problem facing our state can be creating a […]