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March 26, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Democrats in Olympia push U.S. constitutional amendment on campaign finance

OLYMPIA — Democrats used a state Senate committee hearing Tuesday to vent about how increasing political spending by corporations poses “a threat to our democracy.” State Sen. Adam Kline and state Rep. Jamie Pedersen, both from Seattle, urged the Senate Government Operations Committee to adopt a measure to show support for an amendment to the United States…

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August 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Washington state Republicans adore Citizens United

TAMPA, Fla. – Washington state’s delegation at the Republican National Convention starts off each day at their waterfront hotel with a 9 a.m. breakfast featuring a guest speaker. On Monday, they heard from David Bossie, the president of the conservative group Citizens United – which famously won a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2010 that said…

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