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Spin Control Spokane County Republican Party archive

FRIDAY, FEB. 28, 2014

Spokane GOP caucuses Saturday

Republican activists in Spokane, and those who might be thinking of becoming more active, will be gathering Saturday morning for precinct caucuses. No, there isn't a presidential election this year that's sneaking up on you. Although caucuses get the most attention when they occur during...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

GOP leader backs Shea's decision to post photo 

The chairman of the Spokane County Republican Party is standing behind state Rep. Matt Shea’s decision to post a picture of himself standing on his election opponent’s property on Facebook. But Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, a Republican, says he wishes Shea would have pulled...

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MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012

County awash in PCO candidates 

The most basic political position for either party is that of the Precinct Committee Officer, a job with no pay, limited authority, and the potential for significant demands on the office holder’s time. In theory, Democrats and Republicans should each elect a PCO for each...

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MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012

Spokane GOP challenges Roskelley run 

The Spokane County Republican Party plans to go to court this week in an effort to block the county commissioner campaign of Democrat John Roskelley. The county GOP filed a challenge to Roskelley's current voter registration on Friday, and asked Auditor Vicky Dalton to remove...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012

SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2011

THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011

Spokane GOP to oppose Community Bill of Rights 10 

The Spokane County Republican Party voted this week to oppose a Spokane City Charter amendment going on the ballot in November. On Monday, the City Council voted to place the Community Bill of Rights on the Nov. 8 general election ballot after Envision Spokane, a...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 13, 2011

McCaslin replacement slowed by call for 'flash mob'  

The number of contenders to replace state Sen. Bob McCaslin is growing but efforts to get the seat filled quickly were derailed Thursday. Saturday’s meeting to nominate possible replacements was postponed after a group supporting a leading contender, Rep. Matt Shea, called for a major...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 23, 2010

Knezovich says he wouldn't sign platform

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich won party backing for his current reelection bid last year. Had he waited to seek an endorsement, Knezovich may not have won that endorsement. That's because, he says, he will not sign the party's pledge to support the county platform....

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MONDAY, AUG. 16, 2010

Where they'll be on election night 

Not sure if this says more about Spokane's two major party organizations than anything we could, but, both have plans for gatherings on primary election night.Spokane County Republicans will be at the New Life Assembly of God Church, 10920 East Sprague, starting about 6:30 p.m.Spokane...

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MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010

County GOP backing Baker, White 

The Spokanke County Republican Party endorsed Assessor Ralph Baker and legislative candidate Dave White over the weekend.Ordinarily, one might think that the county party endorsing an elected GOP official, as Baker is, is something of a gimme. But not always this year. The County GOP...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 8, 2009

Spokane GOP: Yes 1033 and a candidate list 

The Spokane County Republican Party endorsed state Initiative 1033, party officials said today. It fits with their view of limited government which governs least and is closest to the people, spokesman Curt Fackler said in a press release.No telling what they'll do about Republican elected...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 2009

GOP memo ponders Staab's political leanings 

The debate over Municipal Court Judge Tracy Staab’s residency isn’t going away. A memo circulated with local GOP leaders indicates that Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin, who is active in the party, has questioned the party’s decision to oppose Staab’s candidacy. Party leaders formally opposed...

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