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March 6, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Former Democratic lawmaker running for state Senate as Republican

OLYMPIA — Mark Miloscia, who served for 14 years as a Democrat in the state House, announced Wednesday he is running for the state Senate as a Republican. Miloscia, who left the House when he ran unsuccessfully for state auditor in 2012, is challenging fourth-term Democrat Tracey Eide in South King County’s 30th district. His entrance should make…

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Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: Dino Rossi, mark miloscia, Tracey Eide

October 10, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Democratic state House hopeful backs GOP theory of 5th District shenanigans

So the last elected state senator in the 5th Legislative District, a Republican, has endorsed the Democrat to succeed her. And now the underdog running for the state House in that district, a Democrat, has endorsed the Republican for the Senate seat. Confused yet? North Bend educator David Spring, who’s running against Republican Chad Magendanz for state…

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Comments | More in homepage, State Legislature | Topics: 5th district, Brad Toft, Chad Magendanz

August 28, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Washington delegation “enthusiastically” casts its votes for Romney

TAMPA — In the time-honored tradition of the national political conventions, the Republican delegations here spent part of Tuesday afternoon each casting their votes for president. They went in alphabetical order, so it was about 6 p.m. EDT before Washington’s delegation got its chance. The honor of calling out the state’s nomination went to Dino Rossi, the…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: Dino Rossi, Mitt Romney, Republican National Convention

July 11, 2012 at 6:05 AM

Wednesday briefing: the Pflug/Rossi/Wilbur matter; Sims not backing Nickels; Publicola back

Good morning. Former state Sen. Cheryl Pflug  is unhappy — really unhappy — that former Republican  gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi was named interim fill-in for her old Senate seat, serving until the next election is certified. Keep in mind that wouldn’t include a legislative session or vote, as far as anybody can tell. He…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: Dino Rossi, greg nickels, legislature

July 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Dino Rossi appointed to his old state Senate seat

Dino Rossi, the unsuccessful Republican gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidate who started his political career as an Eastside state lawmaker, is headed back to his old Senate seat — for five months, anyway. Rossi was officially appointed Monday to serve out the remainder of former Sen. Cheryl Pflug’s term in the 5th Legislative District. Pflug, a…

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Comments | More in homepage, State Legislature | Topics: 5th Legislative District, Cheryl Pflug, Dino Rossi

July 9, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Rossi back to Olympia?

Dino Rossi may be heading back to the state Legislature, and his old seat as state senator from the 5th District. Republican Party activists have tapped Rossi, two-time candidate for governor, as their preferred candidate to fill a vacancy created when Cheryl Pflug, R-Maple Valley, bailed from the 5th District senate seat in May to…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: Cheryl Pflug, Dino Rossi, King County Council