1st Congressional District http://kuow.org en DelBene Calls For Extension Of Long-Term Unemployment Benefits http://kuow.org/post/delbene-calls-extension-long-term-unemployment-benefits <p>Steve Scher&nbsp;checks in with Representative <a href="http://delbene.house.gov/" target="_blank">Suzan DelBene</a>, D-Wash., about her plans to push for the extension of long-term unemployment benefits once Congress is back in session. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 23:36:42 +0000 Steve Scher & Christine Streich 26446 at http://kuow.org DelBene Calls For Extension Of Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Republican Recriminations Fly In 1st District Congressional Race http://kuow.org/post/republican-recriminations-fly-1st-district-congressional-race <p>The 1st District was supposed to be the Republican Party’s best chance of picking up a Congressional seat in the state this year.&nbsp;But after Democrats won the seat decisively, Republicans are pointing fingers over who is to blame.</p><p> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:09:10 +0000 Deborah Wang 3395 at http://kuow.org Republican Recriminations Fly In 1st District Congressional Race John Koster Plans To Concede 1st District Congressional Race http://kuow.org/post/john-koster-plans-concede-1st-district-congressional-race <p>The battle for Jay Inslee’s old seat in Congress now appears to be over.</p><p>Republican John Koster sent a letter to supporters Thursday night informing them that he plans to officially concede the race today.</p><p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 16:03:12 +0000 Deborah Wang 3302 at http://kuow.org John Koster Plans To Concede 1st District Congressional Race 1st Congressional District Debate: Koster Vs DelBene http://kuow.org/post/1st-congressional-district-debate-koster-vs-delbene <p>The stakes in this race are high for both political parties. There are three open Congressional seats in the state this year, and Republicans say the 1st District is their best chance to win one.</p><p>Candidates John Koster (R) and Suzan DelBene (D) sit down with KUOW's Ross Reynolds for a debate. The candidates address the economy, women's reproductive issues and each other's campaigns thus far.</p><p><a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/2012/10/26/kosters-past-keeps-coming-up-in-kuow-appearance/"> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 2545 at http://kuow.org Suzan DelBene Brings Business Experience, Money To Congressional Race http://kuow.org/post/suzan-delbene-brings-business-experience-money-campaign <p>On the campaign trail, Suzan DelBene tells the story of how her family struggled when she was a kid. Her father was laid off from his job when she was nine, and the family moved all over the country as her parents looked for work. “They never got back to a situation where they were financially stable,” she explains.</p><p>She recounts that despite her family's financial difficulties, she was able to go to college on student loans. “I was in a position to take care of my family,” she says. “I’m not sure I could tell that story today.”</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 01:03:26 +0000 Deborah Wang 2242 at http://kuow.org Suzan DelBene Brings Business Experience, Money To Congressional Race Republican John Koster Focuses On Economy To Woo Moderates http://kuow.org/post/republican-john-koster-focuses-economy-woo-moderates <p>If Republican congressional candidate John Koster has a signature campaign issue, it’s the country’s ballooning national debt.</p><p>The website for his 1<sup>st</sup> Congressional District campaign features a national debt clock ticking away. The total now stands at more than $16 trillion.</p><p>“I think one of the greatest things that we could do for our constituents and our future generations is not hamstring them with huge debt and huge deficits that they will have to pay off,” he said.</p><p>In his two decades in politics, Koster has been a staunch advocate of limited government.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:35:43 +0000 Deborah Wang 1798 at http://kuow.org Republican John Koster Focuses On Economy To Woo Moderates