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November 16, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Sen. Mike Hewitt stepping down as state Senate GOP leader

State Sen. Mike Hewitt, R-Walla Walla, said Friday he plans to step down as the Senate Republican leader. The announcement comes after news broke on Thursday that Senate Republicans were considering backing conservative Democratic Sen. Rodney Tom as a coalition Senate majority leader. Hewitt was elected to the Senate in 2000 and…

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