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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 3, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday briefing: GOP chairman rails at Rick Steves; new gay-marriage polls; gov race

Good Morning. When travel guru Rick Steves isn’t gallivanting around Europe or giving people choice travel tips, he very occasionally — as in, once — can be found starring in a King County Elections public service announcement telling voters in part of the 1st Congressional District they have to vote two times for Congress this year….


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