In the last 48 hours, here have been the big candidates news.
1. House Speaker (D) announces US Senate bid for Gordon Smith (R)
2. Sen. Bates (D) declines run against Sen. Smith
3. Sen. Avakian (D) announces Secretary of State run
(story broke on Catalyst first)
4. Sen. Jason Atkinson (R) declines Secretary of State run (lauds Sen. Starr -R)
5. House GOP Leader Wayne Scott resigns
6. Sen. Ryan Deckert (D) resigns for OBA job