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May 9, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Democrats again under fire over JZ Knight donations

Two years ago, the state Democratic Party was shamed into giving up $70,000 in donations from JZ Knight after videos surfaced of the Yelm mystic — who claims to channel the 35,000-year-old warrior “Ramtha” — making offensive comments about Mexicans, Catholics and other groups. But Knight’s money is OK by the Thurston County…

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February 7, 2013 at 3:16 PM

‘Not invited to our party anymore’: Democrats turn up heat on Tom, Sheldon

State Democrats ramped up their public relations campaign against Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon on Thursday, asking party members to sign a letter informing the state senators that they are “no longer part of the Democratic Party.” Tom, of Medina, and Sheldon, of Potlatch, joined with 23 Republicans last month to form a coalition…

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November 6, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Washington state Democrats ready to party at the Westin

It’s early, but Washington state Democrats gathering for an Election Night bash at The Westin Seattle are feeling good. About 200 of them had trickled into the Grand Ballroom by 7 p.m., crowding around televisions displaying election results (on CNN) and chatting while holding alcoholic beverages (beer, wine and cocktails were each going…

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