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October 23, 2012 at 4:15 PM

More drama in the 5th: Fresh conspiracy allegations, brutal mailer

The race for state Senate in the 5th district is getting even uglier. A coalition of labor groups recently sent out a vicious anti-Toft mailer (Photo by Brian M. Rosenthal/The Seattle Times). Republicans, after months of accusing Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire of conspiring with former Republican state Sen. Cheryl Pflug so Democrats can…

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October 10, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Democratic state House hopeful backs GOP theory of 5th District shenanigans

So the last elected state senator in the 5th Legislative District, a Republican, has endorsed the Democrat to succeed her. And now the underdog running for the state House in that district, a Democrat, has endorsed the Republican for the Senate seat. Confused yet? North Bend educator David Spring, who’s running against Republican Chad Magendanz for state…

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July 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Dino Rossi appointed to his old state Senate seat

Dino Rossi, the unsuccessful Republican gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidate who started his political career as an Eastside state lawmaker, is headed back to his old Senate seat — for five months, anyway. Rossi was officially appointed Monday to serve out the remainder of former Sen. Cheryl Pflug’s term in the 5th Legislative District. Pflug, a…

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July 9, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Rossi back to Olympia?

Former state Sen. Dino RossiSource: Seattle Times/Jim Bates Dino Rossi may be heading back to the state Legislature, and his old seat as state senator from the 5th District. Republican Party activists have tapped Rossi, two-time candidate for governor, as their preferred candidate to fill a vacancy created when Cheryl Pflug, R-Maple Valley, bailed from the…

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