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Spin Control

In case you missed it.

Republican John McCain's campaign seems to be trying to get as much mileage as possible out of the endorsement from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Eastern Washington.

The McCain campaign announced the endorsement on Friday, and the McMorris Rodgers campaign followed suit with a parallel announcement.

On Monday, the McCain campaign again announced McMorris Rodgers' announcement, along with that of Rep. Doc Hastings of Central Washington. The McMorris Rodgers sent out another press release, just for good measure.

Just wondering: Is the McCain campaign trying to head off a repeat of the Feb. 9 caucuses and keep Rep. Ron Paul from winning Tuesday's primary -- and some delegates -- on the east side of the state?

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.