Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday announced plans to seek re-election next year, saying he believes he can be more effective in that role than in pursuing a U.S. Senate bid.
Michelle Obama visited Seattle on Tuesday to help raise money for the president’s re-election campaign. On Wednesday night, the Obamas will mark their 20th wedding anniversary with the president’s first debate with Republican rival Mitt Romney.
When Washington Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers announced in January that he wouldn’t seek re-election, he told a newspaper he was looking forward to traveling. But he had a year left on his term, and a serious health matter to deal with first.