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January 29, 2013 at 6:00 AM

GOP lawmakers propose new rules to allocate Electoral College votes

President Obama easily carried Washington state last year with 56 percent of the vote to Mitt Romney’s 41 percent. That granted Obama all of the state’s 12 Electoral College votes. But some Republican state lawmakers want to change the rules in a way that would have peeled off some electoral votes for Romney. The proposal, House Bill 1091, would…


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December 26, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Wednesday politics: Romney’s enthusiam or lack thereof, presidential vacation photos, gun politics

Good Morning.   Romney’s enthusiasm for the job: There was a moment during the presidential campaign that offered an unusual clue to the inner thoughts of Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann. Late in the presidential campaign, Ann Romney told reporters one day that this would be her husband’s last attempt to become president. On Oct. 18,…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: ann romney, Hawaii, Mitt Romney

December 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Redmond pro-Romney super PAC fell way short of its fundraising goal

Remember that Super PAC that popped up in Redmond last year with hopes of raising $1 million to promote Republican Mitt Romney in Washington state? It turns out Pivot Point Washington raised $24,465 according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission earlier this month — about 1/50th of its goal. Oh yeah, and Romney…


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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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November 6, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Washington Democrats: Obama win should serve as wake up call to GOP

Washington state Democrats predicted that President Obama’s re-election would send a message to Republicans that they need to be more open to compromise. Obama was narrowly winning the popular vote in early returns, but Democrats gathered for an election night party at The Westin Seattle viewed it as a meaningful sign. “The American people slapped the Republicans…


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November 6, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Washington state Democrats ready to party at the Westin

An ice sculpture holding the “Obaminator” stands outside of the Grand Ballroom at The Westin Seattle. The drink holds vodka, blue curacao and rosemary (Brian M. Rosenthal/The Seattle Times). It’s early, but Washington state Democrats gathering for an Election Night bash at The Westin Seattle are feeling good. About 200 of them had trickled…


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November 6, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Journalists asked to pay for Internet/power at Republican election night party

If you want to cover tonight’s Republican election night party, you better bring some money. News reporters attending the party at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, which will feature gubernatorial hopeful Rob McKenna and other top Republicans, are being asked to pay $150 for Internet and another $40 for power — plus taxes and fees. Internet and power…


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October 24, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Wednesday briefing: debate viewership, prez ads and pitches, Rep. Adam Smith of Bellevue

Good Morning:   Who said the third of three presidential debates has the biggest impact?  Let’s go to the actual viewership, which was not bad, 59 million plus,  but considerably less than the first two presidential debates this cycle. Coming out of the debates, the campaigns offered new ads and pitches.  Romney’s latest ad, for example,…


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October 22, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Santa for president? Washington state write-ins finalized

If you’re unhappy with both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, it turns out you have some other choices for president. Forty-three other choices, in fact. In addition to six minor parties who qualified for the ballot — Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green), Virgil Goode (Constitution), Rocky Anderson (Justice), James Harris (Socialist Worker) and Peta Lindsay (Socialism & Liberation) —…


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October 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Join us for one last presidential debate Monday at 6 p.m.

The third and final presidential debate between Republican Mitt Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama took place tonight, and we chatted about it in real time. By now, more and more voters have made up their minds. But the race is close  — tied, according to some polls. The debates have been more persuasive than…


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