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Talking about running for office? Put up or shut up

For Washington state candidates, it’s put up or shut up time. Starting tomorrow morning,cq Monday they have five days to file paperwork and pay the fee necessary to run for one of the many elective offices on this year’s ballot.It may seem that some have…

Coday drops from U.S. Senate race

Art Coday, one of a flock of Republican candidates who were in the U.S. Senate race, said today he’s getting out and supporting Dino Rossi.Coday said he’ll run for an open state House of Representatives seat in the 32nd Legislative District instead.Coday, a Shoreline physician,…

In primaries, voters snub establishment

WASHINGTON – Party-switching Sen. Arlen Specter fell to a younger and far less experienced rival in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, and political novice Rand Paul rode support from tea party activists to a Republican rout in Kentucky on Tuesday, the latest jolts to the political establishment in a tumultuous midterm election season. In another race with national significance, Democrat Mark Critz won a special House election to fill out the term of the late Democratic Rep. John Murtha in southwestern Pennsylvania. The two political parties spent roughly $1 million apiece hoping to sway the outcome there, and highlighted the contest as a possible bellwether for the fall when all 435 House seats will be on the ballot.

Billig gets Democratic nod over Apple, Chadez

Spokane County Democratic Party officials voted this week to endorse Andy Billig for the Statehouse seat now held by Democratic Rep. Alex Wood.Billig, president of the Spokane Indians Baseball Blub, announced his candidacy last fall, before Woods announced his retirement. Spokane City Councilman Bob Apple…

Income tax initiative to include same-sex partners

Supporters of an initiative campaign to tax the earnings of couples making more than $400,000 annually want to make sure the state’s domestic partners are taxed at the same rate as married couples.

McMorris Rodgers in race, so is Yearout. No Dem in sight

Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers formally began her congressional re-election campaign Wednesday with no Democrat admitting to a strong desire oppose her but a challenger on the right from the Constitution Party.She said she wants to return for a fourth term to fight “reckless federal spending.”…

Newsflash: GOP says Murray, Obama agree

Vice President Joe Biden makes a stop in Seattle Friday morning to help raise money for Sen. Patty Murray’s re-election campaign.Normally Spin Control wouldn’t care because a) it’s closed to the press except for a pool reporter which ain’t us; 2) it’s in Seattle, which…

Baker, the county assessor, will face Republican challenger from his office

Another Republican Spokane County officeholder will face a challenge within the party and within his office. But it appears this time the incumbent won’t discipline his challenger.Vicki Horton, a residential appraiser in the county assessor’s office, filed paperwork this week with the state Public Disclosure…

Stevens remains employed, but Tucker reviewing “options”

Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor Dave Stevens said early this afternoon that he has officially informed his boss, Prosecutor Steve Tucker, that he is running against him in the August primary.The meeting, which started about 10:30 a.m., lasted a minute and a half or less, Stevens…

Tucker, Stevens scheduled for morning meeting

Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor Dave Stevens should find out more about his employment status this morning when he meets with his boss, Prosecutor Steve Tucker.Stevens announced this week that he will challenge Tucker in the August primary. Both are Republicans. On Thursday, Tucker said “all…

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