Eye On Olympia archive for Nov. 2006

MONDAY, NOV. 20, 2006

Must be some turkey...

From the Senate Democratic Caucus Committee website:Please join members of the House Democratic Caucus and Senate Democratic Caucus for a Winter Fundraising Reception featuring Rep. John Lovick's famous fried turkey feast. Suggested PAC contribution: $700. Suggested Individual Contribution: $100.

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And the Democrats'...

No surprises in the House leadership lineup for 2007:-House Speaker Frank Chopp*, D-Seattle-Majority Leader Lynn Kessler, D-Hoquiam-Caucus Chairman Bill Grant, D-Walla Walla-Majority Whip Sharon Tomiko Santos, D-Seattle-and Speaker pro-tem John Lovick*, D-Mill Creek.Chopp has been speaker (or, during three bizarre years of a legislative tie...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 17, 2006

Newest state senator: Brian Hatfield...

Weeks after Sen. Mark Doumit resigned to take a new job as executive director of the state Forest Protection Association, a former state representative has been named to the post.Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond, was appointed Friday by commissioners for the four counties included in the 19th...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, 2006

MONDAY, NOV. 13, 2006

Brown re-elected to top Senate post...

The state Senate Democratic caucus on Sunday re-elected Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, as Senate Majority Leader.Also re-elected: majority caucus chairwoman Harriet Spanel, D-Bellingham, and majority floor leader Tracey Eide, D-Federal Way.As for committee chairs, that's yet to be determined. Those plum assignments are set by the...

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Razor-thin House races...

Yeah, all eyes are on the mighty-close Virginia race for U.S. Senate at this point. But look at some of the numbers we're seeing for seats in Washington's statehouse:In the 39th legislative district (which includes parts of King-, Skagit-, Snohomish- and Whatcom counties, Democrat Scott...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 7, 2006

Big gains in state senate for Democrats...

The Democrats couldn't oust conservative Democrat Tim Sheldon, who periodically infuriates his caucus by voting with Republicans on key issues. Sheldon beat a party-backed challenger in the primary, and won against a Republican tonight by a landslide.But Sheldon's swing-voter clout may have washed away in...

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MONDAY, NOV. 6, 2006

Benson on condoms...

Seattle's The Stranger newspaper obtained and posted to YouTube a video clip of state Sen. Brad Benson speaking to some group.In the short clip, Benson makes an astonishing claim: that condoms provided by Planned Parenthood have an 80 percent failure rate."You know which one worked...

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New poll data...

A new random-number telephone poll compiled by University of Washington researchers suggests that the state's voters will say:-yes to incumbents Sen. Maria Cantwell and Supreme Court Justice Susan Owens, although Owens' lead over challenger Stephen Johnson is fairly slim (7 percent), given the margin of...

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