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Spin Control archive for Sept. 2012

MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012

Big surprise: Obama endorses Inslee 

Democrat Jay Inslee's gubernatorial campaign is all aglow today with President Barack Obama's endorsement of their guy. Wait a minute. Hasn't Obama been a fan of Inslee's all along. Didn't he wish him well last spring in marking Inslee's departure from Congress to campaign full-time?…

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Ryan in WA today, Clinton on Saturday

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be in the Seattle area later today for two fund-raisers. The Wisconsin Congressman is attending an evening reception, where tickets start at $1,000, followed by a separate dinner, tickets $25,000. Those events aren't open to the public or…

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Baumgartner schedules 'Empty chair' debate 21 

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Some people think Clint Eastwood's 12-minute schtick with an empty chair at last week's Republican National Convention was great theater. Others think it was bizarro…

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Lisa Brown in Azerbaijan 

Map courtesy of Lisa Brown is able to do a bit of travelling these days because she doesn't have to worry about a re-election campaign. So does she go to Disneyland, Hawaii, Cabo, or even Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention? No. She goes…

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Murray: Keep Senate Democratic, too

While voting to re-elect Barack Obama, please help keep Republicans from taking control of the Senate, Patty Murray asked delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Murray, Washington's senior senator who also leads the organization dedicated to electing Democrats to that chamber, got an early evening…

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Democrats plan Obama watch

Loyal Washington Democrats who didn't get to go to Charlotte for their National Convention, but are dying to watch President Obama accept the nomination and make a speech Thursday, are planning parties around the state to make it a shared experience anyway. Some will have…

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Boiling down the 2012 ballot

OLYMPIA -- The Nov. 6 ballot will be long on measures and well-populated by candidates for everything from president to state legislator. The Washington Secretary of State's office has produced a summary that could be considered the Cliff Notes version of a Reader's Digest take.…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012

McKenna: Charter schools 'clearly' constitutional

OLYMPIA -- Charter schools would be constitutional in Washington state under the system proposed by this year's ballot initiative, Attorney general and wouldbe governor Rob McKenna said Tuesday. Answering questions about charter schools during a weekly press conference, which he supports, McKenna dismissed any concerns…

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Gov candidates playing up endorsements

OLYMPIA -- Washington's gubernatorial candidates are playing the "look who's endorsing me" game today. Republican Rob McKenna has an afternoon press conference to announce the latest round of "Democrats for McKenna" names at a Seattle cafe. One can only hope it goes smoother than the…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2012

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

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