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November 7, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Longtime Democratic advisor Nancy Biery running for state party chair

The race to succeed retiring Washington State Democratic Party chairman Dwight Pelz is on, with longtime party operative Nancy Biery announcing her bid for the post Thursday. Biery is a former chair of the Jefferson County Democrats and worked as an aide for Gov. Gary Locke and U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell. In a news release…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, Washington state Democratic Party | Topics: Dwight Pelz, Nancy Biery, Washington State Democratic Party

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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February 4, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Monday politics: State party chairmen coming back; helmet law; Obama graying

Good morning. Both Washington state political party chairmen are coming back:¬† Dwight Pelz has been re-elected to another stint at the helm of the state Democratic party. And the loquacious and quotable Kirby Wilbur, state Republican Party chairman, was elected to another term. ¬†Pelz had a far better showing in the 2012 election. Democrats won…


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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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October 18, 2012 at 1:56 PM

State Democratic chairman blasts Seattle Times for pro-McKenna ads

State Democratic Chairman Dwight Pelz called a news conference Thursday to criticize The Seattle Times Co. for its decision to run a series of free newspaper ads promoting Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna. Speaking at the Democratic Party’s downtown Seattle headquarters, Pelz said he was “shocked” by the action, which he’d never…


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