An outline and analysis of Washington State’s most competitive legislative races. Crosscut,
“Here is the outlook on competitive Senate races now that we know who is actually running:
28th Legislative District (Lakewood, University Place): As expected, Sen. Steve O’Ban (R) will battle Rep. Tami Green (D): The district is evenly divided between Rs and Ds. Both these candidates won their respective races with 55% of the vote two years ago. Flip a coin; this is going to be close.
45th LD (Redmond/Woodinville): Sen. Andy Hill (R) vs. Matt Isenhower (D): I have moved this race from “Toss Up” to “Lean R” based on the fact that Hill has raised nearly four times what Isenhower has raised, and what I am hearing about how hard Hill is working within the district. Still, Hill barely unseated a Democratic incumbent four years ago in a very good Republican year, and the 45th is a tough district for the GOP. This race will likely be close.”