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Category: Federal races
June 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Elections: finally a challenger for McDermott

Hoffman is a welcome new face In response to Danny Westneat’s column [“Taking on McDermott: crazy, right?” NWSunday, June 28] about U.S. House candidate Bill Hoffman — yahoo! At last, a Democratic opponent to Rep. Jim McDermott. Hoffman is correct that McDermott only appears unbeatable because no one has run against him. Hoffman is also correct that…

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October 27, 2008 at 4:10 PM

Election season

The good old days Won’t it be nice when the election, with its disparaging political ads, is finally over and we once again can give our undivided attention to an overload of erectile-dysfunction pitches filling the vacuum. –Thomas Frey, Kingston Think before you vote King County voters don’t realize the repercussions their votes have on their fellow citizens. A…

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October 27, 2008 at 4:06 PM

Krauthammer on Obama

Let’s be real I have always had a sincere respect for Charles Krauthammer. He has generally presented a reasoned and conservative argument in his column, without ranting and raving like his far-right colleagues. However, I fail to see much real value in his arguments against Sen. Barack Obama [“Obama, not McCain is playing the race card,”…

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October 26, 2008 at 6:40 PM

Darcy Burner’s degree

Two less words Democratic congressional candidate Darcy Burner is absolutely correct in stating that, “people are playing stupid semantic gotcha games” over her not really having a degree in economics from Harvard even though she was quoted twice in public as saying, “I loved economics so much that I got a degree in it from Harvard.” The…

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October 25, 2008 at 6:24 PM

Darcy Burner’s degree

But he has an A.A. Now that you have described Democratic congressional candidate Darcy Burner’s Harvard computer science degree, with only “an emphasis in economics,” to be an “exaggeration” in a front page expose, please follow up with a story about U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert’s qualifications based on his Associate of Arts degree from Concordia Lutheran…

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