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Spin Control Daryl Romeyn archive

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012

Debates will feature county commission candidates, Biviano 

Candidates for Spokane County Commission will face off Wednesday evening in student-led debates hosted by the Central Valley High School’s Government Club. The club also has invited the candidates in the hotly-contest Spokane Valley race for state House between incumbent Republican Matt Shea and Democrat...

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SUNDAY, AUG. 5, 2012

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell offers some campaign advice to Daryl Romeyn, a Democrat running for Spokane County commissioner, at the Spokane County Democratic Party's fund-raiser Saturday in Riverfront Park. (Jim Camden)

How excited are voters for the primary? 

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell talks with Daryl Romeyn, a candidate for Spokane County commissioner, at the county Democratic Party's fund-raiser in Riverfront Park. Every couple of weeks, some national pundit or cable news talking head ruminates about the "enthusiasm gap" for a certain set of...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012

Two Democrats consider bids for county commission 

Former City Councilman Bob Apple and former KREM-TV weatherman Daryl Romeyn are contemplating bids for Spokane County Commission. Both would run for the seat held by Republican Commissioner Mark Richard. He announced last weekthat he would not seek a third term. Republican Shelly O'Quinn, who...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011

GU professor could challenge McMorris Rodgers 

A former dean of Gonzaga University Law School is among Democrats considering a campaign against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers next year. Dan Morrissey, who served as dean from 2001-04 and now teaches corporate law at the school, said he is exploring his prospects for a...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2010

McMorris Rodgers, Romeyn go head-to-head

Democratic challenger Daryl Romeyn painted Cathy McMorris Rodgers as a do-nothing incumbent who has no solutions for federal deficits, illegal immigration, high school dropouts or childhood obesity. McMorris Rodgers suggested Romeyn was someone who didn’t understand complex forest issues and would tax small businesses out...

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Debate reminder: McMorris Rodgers v. Romeyn tonight

In what may be the most anticipated 5th District Congressional debate in years, Republican incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Daryl Romeyn go head-to-head tonight on television.They'll be answering questions from a panel that includes Spokesman-Review reporter and Spin Control contributor Jonathan Brunt, public...

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MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2010

5th Cong Dist debate back on (really) 

Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Daryl Romeyn will debate after all on Tuesday, it seems.The incumbent Republican congresswoman and the Democratic challenger, who each at one point turned down an invitation to debate for scheduling reasons, reportedly have cleared their respective calendars for Tuesday afternoon. They'll...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 16, 2010

Congressional debate off, again (or still)

Just days after saying Cathy McMorris Rodgers' refusal to debate was denying him a voice, congressional challenger Daryl Romeyn refused to debate when she changed her mind and offered to debate next week.Whether the two candidates will meet face-to-face before the Nov. 2 election seems...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 2010

McMorris Rodgers, Romeyn may debate after all 

A few days after saying they couldn't fit a debate into Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' schedule, the Republican incumbent's campaign has shifted course and asked if she could debate Daryl Romeyn after all.The campaign called KSPS-TV producer Jill Johnson this morning, asking if the offer...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 2010

No debate in the 5th Congressional District 10 

For the first time in decades, there will be no debate or face-to-face forum for candidates in Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District race because the incumbent is refusing to participate.U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' campaign said Wednesday she will not debate Democratic challenger Daryl Romeyn...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 2010

Primary over. Lessons learned? 54 

Thousands of votes are still to be counted from Tuesday’s primary, but along with most races, some lessons are clear. Lesson 1: It may be uncomfortable to be an incumbent this year, but it’s not fatal. Few incumbents were eliminated in the state’s unusual Top...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 17, 2010

Elections worker Mike McLaughlin removes ballots from the drop box outside the South Hill Library on Monday. For a list of drop boxes in Spokane County and resources for other counties, see Page A12. (The Spokesman-Review)

Last minute election details and tidbits 

Spokane County Elections Manager Mike McLaughlin said he expects to post election results around 8:15 p.m. and doesn't expect further counting until Wednesday.Check spokesman.com for election updates. We'll get them posted as soon as we get them.One-third of ballots have been returnedThe county received more...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010

Romeyn running for Congress

Candidate filing surprise of the day -- or at least so far -- in the 5th Congressional District: Former TV weathercaster Daryl Romeyn filed as a Democrat to run against Cathy McMorris Rodgers.Romeyn's filing, which apparently arrived via the Internet, went up late this morning....

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