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August 5, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Harrell flier misleads on Seattle Times endorsement

One of the final fliers mailed by the Bruce Harrell for Seattle Mayor campaign could lead voters to conclude that Harrell has been endorsed by The Seattle Times. He hasn’t. The Seattle Times editorial board endorsed state Sen. Ed Murray in a lengthy and laudatory column that praised  his experience and record. The Harrell flier includes an…


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October 18, 2012 at 1:56 PM

State Democratic chairman blasts Seattle Times for pro-McKenna ads

State Democratic Chairman Dwight Pelz called a news conference Thursday to criticize The Seattle Times Co. for its decision to run a series of free newspaper ads promoting Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna. Speaking at the Democratic Party’s downtown Seattle headquarters, Pelz said he was “shocked” by the action, which he’d never…


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October 17, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Seattle Times Co. launches ad campaigns for McKenna and gay marriage, draws criticism

Post updated at 1:20 p.m. with comments from journalism and political experts. The Seattle Times Co. jumped directly into two of the state’s hottest political contests Wednesday, launching an $80,000 independent-expenditure campaign promoting Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna and announcing a similar effort in support of the referendum to legalize gay marriage. The company’s move — which…


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