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December 28, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Democrats will hand their office space over to GOP

Senate Republicans will take over the caucus room and office space now occupied by Democrats in the Senate wings, according to state Sen. Rodney Tom. This is the first tangible sign of a new power structure in the state Senate. Republicans, with the help of Tom, D-Medina, and Sen. Tim Sheldon,

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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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