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Spin Control Nancy McLaughlin archive

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016

TUESDAY, JAN. 20, 2015

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013

McLaughlin considering move to Spokane Valley 

Spokane’s most senior elected official is considering a move to the east. City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin said last week that she may move into Spokane Valley’s 4th Legislative District to run for the House seat held by state Rep. Larry Crouse – if he decides...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6, 2013

Stuckart, Waldref apologize for violations 

Two Spokane City Council members have apologized for using their city email accounts to send campaign messages. Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart and Amber Waldref sent electronic newsletters to supporters recently that included their opinions on the three proposed measures that will be decided...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012

Map of the Election Night results for the 3rd District state Senate race (Jim Camden)

Mapping the Vote: Billig leads McLaughlin

State Rep. Andy Billig leads Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLauglin in most precincts in the race to fill the 3rd Legislative District Senate seat left open by Sen. Lisa Brown's retirement. For a more detailed version of the map, check out the PDF Document below.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012

Notes from a Democratic rally

About 150 gathered for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell’s campaign rally this evening in Spokane at the Lincoln Center. There wasn’t much we haven’t heard on the trail before, so here are a few miscellaneous thoughts: -- The Democrats appear enthused about the race for Congress....

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Complaint filed against flyers targetting McLaughlin 

Dozens if not hundreds of fliers left on cars and doorsteps against Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin’s campaign for state Senate could violate state disclosure law. The black-and-white fliers that appear to be printed with a copy machine or computer printer criticize McLaughlin, a Republican,...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012

MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012

Watch Billig, McLaughlin make their pitch

Today, we launch a series of videos on local election, giving candidates a chance to explain their platform and positions on several issues. We'll start with the race for state Senate in central Spokane between state Rep. Andy Billig and Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin....

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

GOP comes to McLaughlin's aid after campaign misstep 

Nancy McLaughlin's campaign for state Senate greatly exaggerated her opponent's stance on income taxes. So much so, that she apologized to Democrat Andy Billig for the falsehoods her campaign used in literature during the primary after a complaint was filed with the state's Public Disclosure...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012

McLaughlin to Billig: I'm sorry 

Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin publicly apologized this week to her opponent in her race for state Senate for using false information on a campaign mailer she sent before last month’s primary. Her apology was made as the state Public Disclosure Commission began inquiring about...

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THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012

Stuckart: I support Billig 

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said Thursday that he didn't give City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin permission to use a picture of him on a campaign mailer for state Senate. McLaughlin, a Repbulican, is running for state Senate seat that represents central Spokane against Democratic...

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SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012

Filing week is nearly here. Candidates take note

Everyone thinking about running for political office this year, take note: You have less than a week to make up your mind. Everyone talking about running and acting like they’re already a full-fledged candidate, take note: It’s not official until you file your paperwork and...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012

McLaughlin ad pulled off TV

The campaign to extend two taxes to pay for the expansion of the Spokane Convention Center and Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena has pulled a TV ad featuring Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin. Citizens for Jobs Now has developed a series of commercials each featuring two...

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MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012

McLaughlin will challenge Brown

Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin confirmed this evening that she will run against state Senate Democratic Majority Leader Lisa Brown. She plans to make her official announcement at a press conference on Tuesday. McLaughlin has been on the record as considering a run against Brown for months....

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Brown running, McLaughlin may jump in Tuesday 

OLYMPIA – Lisa Brown, the top-ranking Democrat in the Senate, will seek another four years in central Spokane’s 3rd District. Brown, who was widely expected to seek re-election to another term, was first elected to the Legislature in 1992 and now serves as Senate Majority...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012

McLaughlin considering bid against Brown 

The proposed new boundaries for Spokane's 3rd Legislative District could be helpful for a potential bid by Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin. The proposed district (map here) still would strongly favor Democrats, but it also would add some Republican-leaning precincts. McLaughlin said last week that she will...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2011

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9, 2011

MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011

Snyder booted from STA board 

Even without newly elected officials on the Spokane City Council, power appears to be shifting in the New Year. One year after the council removed Nancy McLaughlin from the board overseeing the Spokane Transit Authority, the Spokane City Council voted to reappoint McLaughlin -- the...

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