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The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics.

Topic: Convention coverage

Seattle Times Political Reporter Jim Brunner is reporting this week from the Republican National Convention in Tampa and next week from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. If you have suggestions for our coverage, send them to Political Editor Richard Wagoner.

August 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM

McMorris Rodgers now ‘host’ of Republican convention

TAMPA, Fla. — The cancellation of the first day of the Republican National Convention had put in jeopardy U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers time in the spotlight as a convention speaker. But it looks like McMorris Rodgers, the Spokane Republican, will still get her time on stage. She’s been named “host” of the convention, meaning she’ll…

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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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August 26, 2012 at 7:20 PM

For Paul delegate from Seattle, doubts about Romney and GOP

TAMPA — Sarina Forbes knows the Republican National Convention this week is supposed to be about Mitt Romney’s coronationas the GOP nominee. But as a supporter of Texas Congressman Ron Paul, Forbes, one of 40 Washington delegates at the convention, still isn’t ready to fall in line behind the party’s nominee. A Seattle nurse who works…

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August 25, 2012 at 5:50 PM

McMorris Rodgers still expects to speak at Republican convention, despite Day 1 cancellation

TAMPA, Florida — Republican officials announced the cancellation of the first day of the Republican convention here due to safety concerns surrounding Tropical Storm Isaac. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane had been scheduled to speak Monday evening, so the cancellation called into question her moment in the spotlight. But Todd Winer, a spokesman for…

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August 24, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal to speak at Democratic National Convention

Jim Sinegal Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal will speak at the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Sinegal, who retired as CEO in January, was named a convention speaker Friday along with CarMax co-founder Austin Ligon. The pair of business leaders will “make the case for why President Barack Obama should keep command of the U.S. economy,” according…

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