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April 21, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Joan McBride defers to Cyrus Habib for state Senate run

Former Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride is stepping aside to allow freshman state Rep. Cyrus Habib to run for the state Senate. Instead, McBride said Monday morning she’ll run for Habib’s House seat in the Democratic-leaning 48th Legislative District, which includes parts of Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond. The move, essentially a swap of the two Democrats on the…

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February 19, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Rodney Tom hires state GOP spokesman as campaign manager

OLYMPIA — State Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom has hired the spokesman of the state Republican Party as his campaign manager for what is expected to be a tough re-election fight. Tom said Wednesday evening he┬áplans to run as a Democrat despite the fact that he now caucuses with Republicans and the new campaign manager, Keith…

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