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Pandemic politics in Washington State, 2020: “This is the weirdest election cycle ever”

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Pandemic politics in Washington State, 2020: “This is the weirdest election cycle ever”

In-person contact is usually the essence of politics on Whidbey Island, with capably run, well attended candidate forums, and church basement breakfasts featuring lively dialogue and congealed eggs.

Not so in 2020, although the 10th Legislative District has split representation, an open House seat, and a State Senate race featuring a candidate – Democrat Helen Price Johnson – who used to stage brisk League of Women Voters forums.

It’s so across the Evergreen State, save for close quarters, largely mask-less events for Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp, State Representative Jim Walsh, and Top Two election loser Tim Eyman.Back in the spring, […]

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