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October 8, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Democrat-turned-Republican touts endorsements — from Democrats

Democrat-turned-Republican Mark Miloscia is touting his new endorsements — from Democrats. Miloscia was a longtime Democratic member of the state House who announced a switch in parties when he began a bid as a Republican for state Senate this year in District 30, which includes parts of King and Pierce counties. Now, Miloscia has made a webpage featuring a slew of endorsements by Democrats. But…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, State legislative races | Topics: brian sonntag, mark miloscia, Shari Song

January 15, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Gregoire reflects on ‘good times and bad’ in farewell speech

Gov. Chris Gregoire reflected on a tumultuous eight years in office during a Tuesday farewell speech before a joint session of the  Legislature. Delivering her final State of the State address as part of an emotional and ceremonial day, Gregoire recapped accomplishments and challenges before concluding that Washington is “the greatest state in…

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Comments | More in Governor, Politics Northwest | Topics: brian sonntag, Chris Gregoire, Jay Inslee

December 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM

PDC staff recommends minor violation against Auditor-elect Troy Kelley

A Public Disclosure Commission review has determined that state Auditor-elect Troy Kelley violated a handful of minor regulations while disclosing his finances as a state representative. But the commission also found that other allegations made by Republicans during a nasty campaign for state auditor were unfounded. PDC Chairman Amit Ranade has scheduled a

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, homepage | Topics: Amit Ranade, auditor, brian sonntag

November 9, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Watkins concedes state auditor race to Kelley

James Watkins, the Republican candidate for state auditor, conceded the race to Democratic Rep. Troy Kelley on Friday. “It does not appear that I will prevail in my run for State Auditor,” Watkins said in a statement. “It is my sincere hope that Troy Kelley has a successful term and capably fills the vacuum left by…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: brian sonntag, James Watkins, Troy Kelley

July 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Sonntag still not endorsing a candidate for auditor

Retiring State Auditor Brian Sonntag has nice things to say about the men vying to replace him, but he has no intention of endorsing any of them, he said, even if a new television ad makes it look like he already has. State Rep. Troy Kelley, D-Lakewood, recently began airing a television ad that could be construed as an…

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