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September 12, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Obama visit costs Seattle $40k; Medina bills former Costco CEO

President Obama’s July 22 political fundraising visit cost Seattle taxpayers about $40,000 in police overtime bills, according to the city. Seattle plans to absorb that cost, said Jeff Reading, a spokesman for Mayor Ed Murray. “It’s not been the city’s policy to bill for a presidential visit of any kind,” Reading said in an email….

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July 22, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Medina says it will send former Costco CEO bill for Obama visit

Big checks have been written to attend a Democratic fundraiser Tuesday headlined by President Obama at the Hunts Point home of former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal. For the privilege, Sinegal may end up writing a big check himself to the City of Medina. The city has decided to charge Sinegal for the full cost of any…

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July 22, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Obama visits Seattle for two fundraisers

President Obama, holding 11-month-old Ava Cunnington, greets the crowd at Boeing Field on Tuesday. The president attended two fundraisers in the Puget Sound area. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times) President Obama dropped into Seattle Tuesday afternoon for a quick visit to headline two Democratic fundraisers. Obama touched down at Boeing Field shortly after…

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September 5, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Costco’s Sinegal pushes back against GOP’s “We Built It” slogan

Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When he takes the stage Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention, Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal will try to offer a successful CEO’s case that President Obama has been good for the economy and business. That will include pushing back against a big Republican line of attack — the “We Built It”…

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September 5, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Costco’s Sinegal in spotlight at Democratic convention tonight

Jim Sinegal, co-founder of Costco CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal will get a moment in the national spotlight tonight, when he speaks right around prime time at the Democratic National Convention. According to a schedule released by the DNC, Sinegal will be speaking at 9:50 p.m. Eastern (6:50 p.m. Pacific), just before Mass. Senate candidate…

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August 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Patty Murray to speak at Democratic convention

Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week, her office said Thursday night. Details were not immediately released. First elected to her seat in 1992, Murray has risen in influence and is now the fourth-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate. This year, she also is heading the…

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August 24, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal to speak at Democratic National Convention

Jim Sinegal Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal will speak at the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Sinegal, who retired as CEO in January, was named a convention speaker Friday along with CarMax co-founder Austin Ligon. The pair of business leaders will “make the case for why President Barack Obama should keep command of the U.S. economy,” according…

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