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December 10, 2012 at 11:02 AM

2 Dems join GOP in state Senate coup, say parties will split power

Two conservative Democratic state senators announced today they will join with Senate Republicans to form a “majority coalition caucus” in which they say power will more or less be split between the two parties. The coup, which has been rumored since Republicans gained a seat in the Senate in last month’s election, would install one of…

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0 Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: democrats, ed murray, majority leader

November 6, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Democrats confident about Inslee’s chances

Democrats at an Election Night party at The Westin Seattle expressed confidence late tonight that former Congressman Jay Inslee will be elected governor. In his speech after the networks called the presidential race for Barack Obama, state party chairman Dwight Pelz quickly turned the focus to Inslee. “We’ve got a very important race here in Washington state,”…

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0 Comments | More in 2014 elections, Governor, Politics Northwest | Topics: democrats, governor's race, Jay Inslee

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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0 Comments | More in 2014 elections, Politics Northwest | Topics: Barack Obama, Democratic party, democrats

November 4, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Democrats complain about new King County GOP’s ballot drop-off tactic

Update: King County officials on Sunday urged voters not to hand their ballots over to strangers. The only way to guarantee a ballot will be counted is to mail it or drop it off at an offical King County elections site, said Democratic King County Executive Dow Constantine, joined by Sherill Huff, the county’s elections director. “We are…

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0 Comments | More in Governor, Politics Northwest | Topics: democrats, dow constantine, get out the vote

September 19, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Wednesday briefing: Which is worse, Democrats gloating early or Romney verbal face-plants?

Good morning, all: Burning question: The No.1 political story this week – easy to venture out on that limb – is that pesky video that captures Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney dissing roughly half the American population, saying that 47 percent of Americans are victims who mooch off the government and don’t like his lower-tax message,…

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0 Comments | More in Governor, homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: democratic governors association, democrats, gloat