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November 6, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Obama supporters: ‘Feeling mighty good. Mighty good’

First AME Church member Dorothy Steele wears an Obama cap her friend made. Steele attended an election party held at the church in Seattle.(Photo Genevieve Alvarez/The Seattle Times) From Times videographer Genevieve Alvarez: While most attendees at First AME Church’s election party had gone home early after results showed Obama with a clear lead, a few remaining…

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November 6, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Connelly trails after spending nearly $1 million

Jack Connelly, the Tacoma wrongful-death and personal-injury attorney who put nearly $1 million of his own money into his bid for the state Senate, was trailing opponent Jeannie Darneille in initial returns in Pierce County. Darneille was ahead with 57 percent of the vote, with Connelly at 41 percent in their race to represent the 27th…

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November 6, 2012 at 6:55 PM

We have winners …

No nail-biting for these state legislative candidates. The Secretary of State’s office reports they’re all being re-elected, thanks to no opposition: House: JT Wilcox (R) – 2nd Legislative District Larry Crouse (R)– 4th Legislative District Jay Rodne (R) – 5th Legislative District Kevin Parker (R)– 6th Legislative District Shelly Short (R) – 7th Legislative District Susan Fagan (R) – 9th Legislative District Joe…

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November 6, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Meet your Seattle Times election team

Seattle Times newsroom ready for a busy night. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times) We’ve got a full house in the newsroom tonight — dozens of editors, reporters,  researchers, producers, designers and social-media folks are working to give you great online coverage tonight and a great newspaper tomorrow morning. And we’ve got a large…

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