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November 6, 2012 at 10:05 PM

No. 1 target at Democratic party: Karl Rove

Democrats were happy that President Obama beat Mitt Romney tonight, but there was one name they mentioned almost as much as Romney: Karl Rove. The Democrats, gathered at The Westin Seattle, gleefully celebrated how Rove’s Crossroads GPS Super PAC did not win every race it invested in. Nobody celebrated more than attorney general hopeful Bob Ferguson, who…


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August 27, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Oregon — a swing state? No, but Karl Rove has eyes on it

You’ve heard the political analysis. You’ve seen the maps. The Left Coast and the northeastern corner of the U.S. are blue, states that often, very predictably, vote for Democratic candidates for president. Why, then, is Republican strategist Karl Rove saying he thinks Oregon could move to the Republican column, not this election, but perhaps in…


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August 7, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Karl Rove in Bellevue to raise cash for Reichert, NRCC

Republican political guru Karl Rove is scheduled to appear at a pair of Bellevue fundraisers Wednesday for U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert and the National Republican Congressional Committee. Rove will headline $250-a-person Reichert fundraiser at the Bellevue Hilton ($1,000 a couple for a VIP reception). And up to ten wealthy donors will cough up $20,000 a person for a “candid conversation”…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: 8th Congressional District, American Crossroads, Dave Reichert

August 2, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Inslee spends more than $1 million on TV ads ahead of primary; McKenna at $800,000

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee is outspending Republican rival Rob McKenna on TV ads in the run-up to Tuesday’s deadline for mailing in primary-election ballots. Inslee has spent more than $1 million on TV spots already, according to reports filed with the state Public Disclosure Commission. That compares with about $800,000 for McKenna. Both candidates have used their…


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