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February 28, 2013 at 1:13 PM

No more red and blue states, says RNC chair

The chairman of the Republican National Committee said today that a red state/blue state analysis of national politics is a “road to nowhere” for the party’s future. Reince Priebus, in Seattle to listen to party activists and spread his message of growth and renewal, said that no state is permanently blue and the Republicans should not…

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August 7, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Inslee leads McKenna in early results

Democrat Jay Inslee jumped to an early lead over Republican Rob McKenna as the first vote counts were reported in Tuesday’s primary election for Washington governor. Both candidates easily outpaced seven lesser-known contenders, setting up a long-anticipated November general election matchup. In early returns, Inslee had about 47 percent of the vote compared to McKenna’s 43 percent.  Inslee’s lead was propelled by…

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