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January 17, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Roach praises herself, scolds press, announces book in rambling news conference

In a rambling, hour-long news conference, beleaguered state Sen. Pam Roach on Thursday enumerated her life accomplishments, lectured reporters and announced that she is writing a book. The book, to be titled “The Caucus,” will be about “what it’s like to be in the Senate Republican caucus,” the six-term Auburn senator said. Roach called the news…

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November 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Could coup install Rodney Tom as state Senate majority leader?

Another Senate coup is being discussed by Republicans. And this one could make Democratic Sen. Rodney Tom the new Senate majority leader. That’s not a typo. Tom, D-Bellevue, says GOP senators have discussed the idea with him, and Senate Republican Leader Mike Hewitt on Thursday confirmed the discussion. “There’s has been some talk,” Hewitt said…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: ed murray, mike hewitt, senate control