Yakima businessman Ben Shoval said internal polling showed it was unlikely he would win the 14th Legislative District seat.
Candidates who have filed to run in the August primary election in Yakima, Kittitas and Benton Counties.
State Rep. Norm Johnson of Yakima says he will run for a fourth term.
Jose Trevino is a Granger City Council member and a fraud investigator with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
Steve Driscoll, an employee at the Yakima County Juvenile Justice Center, announced his run for clerk Tuesday. The Republican will join Janelle Riddle and Kathleen Clark in the race.
Gina McCabe, a Republican from Goldendale, will launch her campaign Thursday at Franklin Park in Yakima. McCabe will join Ben Shoval and Adam Yoest in the race to replace Rep. Charles Ross.
Yakima Democrat Tony Sandoval says he'll join the race to replace retiring Rep. Doc Hastings.
The pastor of the oldest church in Seattle is now coming to the rescue of the Pennsylvania pastor just convicted by the United Methodist Church of officiating his son's gay wedding.
Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced changes to his health care law to give insurance companies the option to keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be canceled.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday honored former House Speaker Tom Foley as a model of civility in government, someone who put problem-solving ahead of politics and never lost his sense of wonder about serving in Congress.
Based on a new opinion from Oregon’s Department of Justice, a same-sex couple's marriage outside of Oregon is now being recognized in Oregon.