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November 20, 2013 at 4:21 PM

State GOP chair Susan Hutchison cites ‘war on women’ in pay-raise spat

Susan Hutchison, the new chair of the state Republican party, gets a salary of about $75,000 a year — substantially less than the $95,000 earned by her predecessor, Kirby Wilbur. But when Hutchison tried last weekend to convince the GOP executive committee to boost her pay to Wilbur’s level, the conversation turned ugly and Hutchison’s request…

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August 24, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Susan Hutchison elected chair of state Republican Party

Former KIRO-TV anchor Susan Hutchison has been elected as the new chair of the Washington State Republican Party. At a meeting in Spokane Saturday afternoon, Hutchison defeated the sitting interim GOP chair, Luanne Van Werven in a runoff vote after two other contenders were eliminated. (The final vote on the GOP state committee was Hutchison…

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July 30, 2013 at 1:31 PM

‘Nonpartisan’ Susan Hutchison considers run for state GOP chair

Update 3:30 p.m. Added comment from King County Republican Party chair Lori Sotelo. The surprise resignation of state GOP Chairman Kirby Wilbur has sent a flurry of text messages and emails flying in Republican circles, as party activists chat up possible successors. One name that has emerged is Susan Hutchison, the former KIRO-TV anchor who…

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