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September 6, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Inslee-Clinton fundraiser almost sold out, boasts excited campaign

Jay Inslee speaks to supporters at a campaign event with biotechnology business leaders Thursday on the campus of the University of Washington (Brian M. Rosenthal / The Seattle Times) On the day after Bill Clinton delivered a fiery speech at the Democratic National Convention, the Jay Inslee campaign announced that the mid-September  fundraiser with the…

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September 6, 2012 at 2:59 PM

WA delegates among opponents of ‘God’ and ‘Jerusalem’ platform amendment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When the otherwise carefully scripted Democratic National Convention briefly broke down in a platform dispute Wednesday, Washington delegates were part of the fray. The kerfuffle arose when the convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, asked for a voice vote for an amendment to the Democratic platform. The changes would have added in…

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September 6, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Charlotte lined with enthusiastic Obama swag vendors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An open-air market of Obama swag is humming on the streets of uptown Charlotte, as thousands of Democrats converge for the president’s big speech tonight. You can buy Obama T-shirts, posters, hand puppets, and even Obama car air freshener. Some of the vendors set themselves apart with their enthusiasm, such as this groovy guy:      

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September 5, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Patty Murray: Romney will “put the middle class on the roof”

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray went “Seamus” on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a speech to the Democratic National Convention Wednesday. Murray referenced the tale of Romney’s long ago family vacation, when he strapped their dog, Seamus, in a carrier on top of a station wagon for a 12-hour drive. Though the…

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September 5, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Costco’s Sinegal pushes back against GOP’s “We Built It” slogan

Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When he takes the stage Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention, Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal will try to offer a successful CEO’s case that President Obama has been good for the economy and business. That will include pushing back against a big Republican line of attack — the “We Built It”…

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September 5, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Costco’s Sinegal in spotlight at Democratic convention tonight

Jim Sinegal, co-founder of Costco CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal will get a moment in the national spotlight tonight, when he speaks right around prime time at the Democratic National Convention. According to a schedule released by the DNC, Sinegal will be speaking at 9:50 p.m. Eastern (6:50 p.m. Pacific), just before Mass. Senate candidate…

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September 4, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Tacoma delegate recalls childhood pal: Barack Obama

Schoolmates Dean Ando and Barack Obama CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dean Ando isn’t just cheering the nomination of President Obama for re-election because he’s a Democrat. He’s rooting for a childhood friend. Ando, a delegate to the Democratic convention from Tacoma, was a classmate of Obama’s at Punahou School, a private prep school in Honolulu. He recalls meeting…

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September 4, 2012 at 11:57 AM

A diverse Democratic delegation, and stats to prove it

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democrats here are proud to have brought a truly multi-hued crowd to their national convention. In the case of Washington’s 140-member delegation (including alternates and party officials), they’ve even kept stats. Just over half the delegates are white. Here’s the breakdown: African American – 13 Asian American or Pacific Islander – 13 Caucasian – 73 Hispanic/Latino –…

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September 4, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Sen. Patty Murray in Charlotte: ‘This election is personal to me’

Sen. Patty Murray CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Democratic National Convention kicks off here Tuesday, and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., will be among the speakers who take the stage this week to make a case for re-electing President Obama. Murray stopped by the Washington delegation’s 7 a.m. breakfast to offer a preview of what her Wednesday speech may sound like: part condemnation of…

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August 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Patty Murray to speak at Democratic convention

Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week, her office said Thursday night. Details were not immediately released. First elected to her seat in 1992, Murray has risen in influence and is now the fourth-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate. This year, she also is heading the…

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