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Category: State legislative races
April 4, 2014 at 11:50 AM

State Sen. Maralyn Chase targeted by fellow Democrat

Shoreline Deputy Mayor Chris Eggen will challenge longtime Democratic state Sen. Maralyn Chase, setting up a rare intraparty battle in the liberal 32nd Legislative District. Eggen, who’s been on the Shoreline City Council since 2007, criticized Chase for only passing a small number of bills during her 14 years in Olympia. “Watching only 4% of the bills…


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March 10, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Activist Pramila Jayapal to run for state Senate

Activist Pramila Jayapal, who created an organization called Hate Free Zone after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to bring local Muslims and non-Muslims together, has announced plans to run for the 37th Legislative District Senate seat Adam Kline will vacate at the end of the year. For Jayapal, 48, this is her first run for…


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February 19, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Rodney Tom hires state GOP spokesman as campaign manager

OLYMPIA — State Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom has hired the spokesman of the state Republican Party as his campaign manager for what is expected to be a tough re-election fight. Tom said Wednesday evening he plans to run as a Democrat despite the fact that he now caucuses with Republicans and the new campaign manager, Keith…


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February 3, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Former Kirkland mayor to run against Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom

Joan McBride, the former mayor of Kirkland, will run against Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom as a Democrat in this year’s top-two primary election. Democrats have said they plan to target Tom, D-Medina, because he crossed party lines last year to help give Republicans control of the state Senate. Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson on…


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