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Hear Paul on gay marriage, pot, Maine’s caucus, McMorris Rodgers and more

After his rally Friday night, Paul took questions from the media, which was almost entirely from local outlets. (The NBC cameraman told me that he’s the last member of the national press who still is following Paul regularly.)


Paul rally shows his support still strong in Spokane County

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul may not have won a state primary yet, but he remains a favorite to win Spokane County. A standing-room-only crowd of about 2,300 shouted their support for Paul during his 45-minute speech Friday evening at the Spokane Convention Center. Paul…


Where Condon and GOP-leaning city leaders stand on race for president

With the race for the Republican nomination for president heating up and candidate Ron Paul headed to Spokane, Spokane Mayor David Condon said he doesn’t plan to endorse a candidate. “I’m not going to get involved in national politics,” he said. Condon said he hasn’t…


Santorum brings the 2012 race to the Inland Northwest

Rick Santorum became the first presidential candidate to visit the Inland Northwest, just as national polls shows him emerging as the Republican favorite. In response to questions from the press, Santorum downplayed the polls, noting that he had de-emphasized the same polls in recent weeks…


U.S. Senate race: Cantwell has $4 million in bank

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell’s campaign released its campaign contribution reports from the last quarter of 2011 which shows it had just over $4 million “on hand” as of Dec. 31. (On hand makes it sound like the money is sitting around on someone’s desk, or…


GOP contenders clash in Florida debate

Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich clashed repeatedly in heated, personal terms Monday night in a crackling campaign debate, the former Massachusetts governor tagging his rival as a Washington “influence peddler,” only to be accused in turn of spreading falsehoods over many years in politics.


Initiative filed against same-sex marriage

OLYMPIA — The beginning of January doesn’t just mark the beginning of the Legislature. It is also the beginning of the initiative filing season. Earlier today, an Everett attorney filed paperwork for an initiative that would define marriage as strictly between one man and one…


Gov debate set for Spokane?

What may well be the first gubernatorial debate of the Washington election season could happen June 12 in Spokane. Or not. The Association of Washington Business, which has a long history of gubernatorial matchups in front of its membership, wants to have Attorney General Rob…


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…


Romney, Santorum neck and neck in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney waged a seesaw battle for supremacy in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucuses late Tuesday night, the opening round of a campaign to pick a challenger to President Barack Obama. Texas Rep. Ron Paul ran third.


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