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November 15, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Constantine sets deadline on replacing Ferguson

King County Executive Dow Constantine laid out more details about the process for replacing Metropolitan King County Council member Bob Ferguson, who was elected the state’s attorney general. Candidates interested in filling the District 1 vacancy should apply by 5 p.m. Dec. 3, for vetting by a citizen advisory committee, according to Constantine. “The people of Council District…

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November 8, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Dunn concedes in AG’s race

Reagan Dunn conceded this morning in the state attorney general’s race. Dunn said he had a “great conversation” with winner Bob Ferguson in which congratulated his fellow Metropolitan King County Council member. Ferguson leads with 53 percent of the vote counted through Wednesday. Here’s his statement: “This morning I congratulated Washington’s next attorney general, Bob Ferguson, on his…

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October 23, 2012 at 12:19 PM

National Democratic group strikes in AG’s race

A national Democratic group has joined the state attorney general’s race, trying to bolster the campaign of Bob Ferguson, who has been slipping in polls after attacks by a national GOP group spending $2.5 million in the race. The Washington Committee for Justice and Fairness, funded by the Democratic Attorneys General Association and the Service…

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September 18, 2012 at 6:13 PM

AG candidates stress contrasts

Bob Ferguson and Reagan Dunn, the candidates for state attorney general, squared off in a debate Tuesday at Town Hall in Seattle. Not much new ground was broken, unless you count both candidates revealing they passed the bar exam on their first try. But the two King County Council members continued to highlight contrasts in their…

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September 14, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday briefing: Gender gap in gov race?; Ferguson in Eastern Washington; chamber v. I-1185

Happy Friday: Gubernatorial gender gap? A spokesman for Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna, Randy Pepple, has said a few times that McKenna does not face a gender gap. The gender gap, as you may gather, is the difference between the percentage of women and the percentage of men voting for a given candidate. Often, especially in…

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September 7, 2012 at 9:24 AM

AG candidate Ferguson and women’s rights

Attorney General candidate Bob Ferguson held a luncheon fundraiser Thursday featuring Oregon’s new attorney general Ellen Rosenblum, the state’s first female AG. At the $100-a-plate event, where supporters lunched on croissants filled with portobello-and-mozzarella, Rosenblum reinforced one of Ferguson’s campaign themes: that he, as a Democrat, would better protect women’s rights than his opponent, Republican…

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August 29, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Wednesday briefing: Cue up 2013 mayor’s race; Ramtha guru likes the Dems

Good morning, All. Forget all that chit-chat about president, governor and attorney general. That’s so 2012. Let’s talk for a minute about the 2013 Seattle mayor’s race. It is taking shape, quietly, behind the scenes. No announcements, official or otherwise. But I am going out on a very sturdy limb to say I expect…

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August 28, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Attorney General debates coming

State attorney general candidates Bob Ferguson and Reagan Dunn made quite an impression during their crisp, confrontational first debate in June. Robert Mak of King5-TV reported that the warm-up act, Ferguson and Dunn, “stole the show” from debate headliners, Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna, who are running for governor. Worry not, political nerds, more Ferguson-Dunn…

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July 26, 2012 at 6:00 PM

‘Tantrum’ or ‘dismal voting record?’ AG race clouds county business

Not surprisingly, politics in the state attorney general’s race have seeped into the business of the King County Council, where AG candidates Reagan Dunn and Bob Ferguson both serve. The latest instance occurred Tuesday when a committee vote on a study led to all kinds of charges: Ferguson fired off a news release that Dunn missed…

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