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Spin Control archive for Aug. 20, 2012

MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2012

GOP chair now wants Shea photo removed 

It may have started as a joke but the controversial photo of state Rep. Matt Shea standing on his Democratic challenger’s property has become a political hot potato for Republicans. The chairman of the Spokane County Republican Party, who was characterized in The Spokesman-Review and…

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T-Mobile kicks in to Ref. 74 campaign

OLYMPIA -- T-Mobile dialed in support of the ballot measure that would legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state. The cellphone service is giving $25,000 to the main campaign to pass Referendum 74, Washington United for Marriage. The company said in a press release it was…

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McMorris Rodgers back from other Washington 

Got a question for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers? The congresswoman, a Republican, will be meeting with constituents this week across parts of the sprawling 5th congressional district, including a town hall event Thursday in Spokane. Here's the details: WALLA WALLA -- 11:30 a.m. Wednesday,…

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Mo. rape comment ripples into Wa. 

Waves from a comment by a Missouri politician Sunday that women are rarely pregnant from a "legitimate rape" rippled across country to Washington state today, with fellow Republican Senate candidate Mike Baumgartner calling it ignorant and Democrats trying to tie a link to Rep. Cathy…

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