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November 9, 2012 at 1:54 PM

State GOP Chairman rips Koster campaign as “horrible”

Post updated at 2:09 p.m. with comment from Koster campaign manager Larry Stickney. Finger pointing has erupted in the Republican Party over John Koster’s loss to Democrat Suzan DelBene in the 1st Congressional District. Trailing 47-53 percent, Koster announced he’d concede the race Friday. But in a letter to supporters, he took shots at…

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November 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Koster says he’ll concede to DelBene

Republican John Koster said he plans to call his opponent, Democrat Suzan DelBene, today to concede the 1st Congressional District race. He has been behind since the first vote tallies Tuesday night, and wrote in a letter to supporters Thursday that “it would take at least a minor miracle in the final vote tallies for us…

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November 7, 2012 at 6:24 PM

DelBene to get started in Congress as soon as Tuesday

Democrat Suzan DelBene could start voting in Congress in the lame-duck session that starts Tuesday, after¬†Secretary of State Sam Reed wrote a¬†letter saying she is expected to win the special election to serve the remainder of Jay Inslee’s term in the 1st Congressional District. She had 61 percent of the special-election…

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November 6, 2012 at 9:25 PM

DelBene wins in the 1st Congressional District

Democrat Suzan DelBene beat Republican John Koster in the newly drawn 1st Congressional District, a swing district. Tuesday night’s returns showed her leading 54 to 46 percent She was ahead in three of four counties in the district in Tuesday’s incomplete vote county, leading in King County by 59 to…

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October 31, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Koster draws fire over comments about abortion, “the rape thing”

Congressional candidate John Koster has been very squeamish in recent weeks when talking publicly about his views on abortion. The Republican is a longtime foe of abortion rights, but on a KING-TV appearance he sidestepped questions about how he would vote, saying he would uphold the current law. “My personal beliefs are my…

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October 26, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Koster’s past keeps coming up in KUOW appearance

KUOW radio host Ross Reynolds asked Republican Congressional Candidate John Koster Friday about his previous statements that he wants to eliminate some federal departments. And Koster played dumb. “I don’t know where that came from,” he said. “I know my opponent has accused me of that.” Koster is on the record during his 2010 campaign saying he…

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October 25, 2012 at 3:18 PM

DelBene puts another $500,000 into close Congressional race

Democratic candidate Suzan DelBene, a multimillionaire, has put another $500,000 of her own money into her campaign for the 1st Congressional District seat, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday afternoon. That means DelBene has put about $2.8 million into her primary and general election efforts, in addition to about $1.4 million she has raised…

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October 25, 2012 at 6:00 AM

DelBene ad claim that Koster wants to privatize Social Security was called ‘half true’ in 2010

In Wednesday’s paper, I took a look at one of the claims in an ad being run by congressional candidate Suzan DelBene. On the Seattle Times Truth Needle scale, I said her claim about her Republican opponent’s position on birth control was mostly false. It’s worth noting that, in 2010, reporter Lynn Thompson looked at…

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October 23, 2012 at 8:05 AM

New poll shows DelBene leading Koster — within margin of error

A new KING-TV SurveyUSA poll shows that Democrat Suzan DelBene has “a slight advantage” in the state’s newly drawn swing district, the 1st Congressional District. In a poll conducted over the weekend, Oct. 19-21, 47 percent of likely voters said they planned to vote for DelBene, versus 44 percent for her opponent, Republican John Koster. With…

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October 23, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Sarah Palin’s PAC gives $5,000 to Koster

Republican John Koster, a candidate for Congress in the 1st District, received a $5,000 contribution from SarahPAC, the political organization headed by Sarah Palin. Koster is in a tight race with Democrat Suzan DelBene to represent the 1st District, a newly drawn swing district that runs from Redmond to the Canadian border. Palin endorsed Koster in…

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