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July 18, 2012 at 12:07 PM

McKenna staffer resigns after “insensitive” tweets

A policy assistant for Rob McKenna’s gubernatorial campaign has resigned after coming under fire earlier this week for some old tweets she posted on Twitter, a campaign spokesman said. The tweets, which appeared to mock Asians and the elderly, were sent by Kathlyn Ehl before she started volunteering for the campaign in April. She became a…

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July 16, 2012 at 4:44 PM

McKenna decries staffer’s old tweets about Asians, the elderly

Gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna said Monday afternoon that a pair of  months-old tweets sent by one of his staffers, appearing  to mock Asians and the elderly, were “insensitive and wrong.” The tweets, sent by Kathlyn Ehl before she joined the McKenna campaign in April, gained attention earlier Monday after The Stranger published them. They were quickly deleted,…

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