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August 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Socialist candidate wins right to call herself that on the ballot

Kshama Sawant, a socialist candidate running for the state House of Representatives, won a suit in the King County Superior Court to state her party preference — the Socialist Alternative Party — on the ballot in November. The state Secretary of State’s Office had previously stated that Washington’s election rules prevented Sawant from identifying with her…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, Secretary of State, State Legislature | Topics: frank chopp, King County Superior Court, kshama sawant

August 27, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Socialist candidate sues to get party preference on ballot

Kshama Sawantcandidate for Legislature A socialist candidate running for the Washington State House of Representatives has sued Secretary of State Sam Reed and the King County Elections office to get her party preference — the Socialist Alternative Party — on the ballot in November. The suit comes in the midst of an odd situation. The candidate, Kshama…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: frank chopp, kshama sawant, legislature

July 3, 2012 at 5:43 PM

State retreats on public relations contract after criticism

The state of Washington has walked back a decision to award a $400,000 contract to GMMB, a Seattle public relations firm, after receiving criticism for not holding a competitive bidding process. The state had announced on June 22 that it planned to award to GMMB a contract to inform residents about President Obama‚Äôs health care law….

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