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April 10, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Shari Song to run for key state Senate seat

Democrats have finally recruited a candidate for the key state Senate race in South King County’s 30th district — Shari Song, a real-estate agent who last year unsuccessfully challenged Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn. Song, however, will have to combat carpetbagging charges as she is moving from Bellevue to Federal Way just in time for…


Comments | More in 2014 elections | Topics: mark miloscia, Shari Song, State Senate

December 14, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday politics: right-sizing Chris Christie, driving Ms. Gregoire, Dan Evans on the coup

Good Morning and Happy Friday:   New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Can Christie run for prez?: Only ABC’s Barbara Walters could get away with a question like this:  Is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie too, well, large to be president.? Psshaw, says Christie, who acknowledges that he is significantly overweight, but not so much that he couldn’t…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: Chris Christie, coalition government, dan evans

October 29, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Spending approaches $1M in four state Senate races

Spending on the four most hotly contested state Senate races is approaching or has topped $1 million each. Here are the four races, which are expected to determine whether the Republican Party can gain control of the Senate: Spending reached $1 million Monday in the 1st Legislative District battle between longtime Democratic Senate education committee Chair Rosemary…


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October 12, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Friday briefing: Debating the debates; new Inslee ad featuring the Big Dog

Happy Friday, Everyone The debates: So admit it, you watched both debates. You have no known life. I did, too. Who won the vice-presidential debate? And, if you don’t like that question, Who made the case for the Democratic or Republican ticket? The whole idea of a vice-presidential debate, of course, is to figure out which…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: debates, Jay Inslee, Joe Biden

July 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Dino Rossi appointed to his old state Senate seat

Dino Rossi, the unsuccessful Republican gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidate who started his political career as an Eastside state lawmaker, is headed back to his old Senate seat — for five months, anyway. Rossi was officially appointed Monday to serve out the remainder of former Sen. Cheryl Pflug’s term in the 5th Legislative District. Pflug, a…


Comments | More in homepage, State Legislature | Topics: 5th Legislative District, Cheryl Pflug, Dino Rossi