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June 26, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Ed Murray lands endorsements from business and environmental groups

State Sen. Ed Murray grabbed two key endorsements Wednesday for his mayoral campaign. Washington Conservation Voters, a statewide environmental group,¬†lauded Murray’s 94 percent voting record on its scorecard during his time in the Legislature. Brendon Cechovic, WCV’s executive director, said Murray’s “proven leadership skills” set him apart in a field of generally green candidates. (WCV…

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September 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

League of Education Voters chooses not to endorse in governor’s race

Citing issues with the education platforms of both Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee, the League of Education Voters announced Thursday it is not endorsing either candidate. “While both candidates offer promising ideas for improving education in Washington, neither rises to the standard necessary to receive our endorsement,” Bob Roseth, chair of the group’s board of directors,…

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August 23, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Former state Republican leader Dale Foreman endorses Sen. Maria Cantwell

Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell has received an endorsement from an unusual source — Dale Foreman, the former leader of the Washington State Republican Party. Foreman, now an attorney, apple grower and chairman¬†of the U.S. Apple Association, said he is supporting the two-term incumbent’s re-election over Republican challenger Michael Baumgartner because of her work in support…

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