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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012

Gov debate tonight at WSU-Vancouver

Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee have their first post-primary debate tonight in Vancouver, at the Washington State University branch campus there. Word is the auditorium for the one-hour debate is relatively small -- about 200 seats -- and expected to be full. Vancouver hasn't been...

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TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012

TVW blasts Ferguson ad for AG 

OLYMPIA – The Democratic candidate for state attorney general is being accused of violating TVW broadcast rules by using the government cable channel’s footage in his latest commercial. The commercial for Bob Ferguson, which only appears on the Internet, features a brief video clip of...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012

Post debate: AWB endorses McKenna, Dunn 

In a move that may shock no one, the Association of Washington Business endorsed Republicans Rob McKenna for governor and Reagan Dunn for state attorney general. The business group, which functions as the state's Chamber of Commerce, co-hosted debates in Spokane Wednesday for both offices...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012

Sunday Spin: Gov campaign heads for Spokane

Spokane will be in the political limelight Tuesday as Washington’s first gubernatorial debate of the season takes the stage at the Bing Crosby Theater. The Association of Washington Business and Greater Spokane Incorporated are co-hosting the premier head-to-head between Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012

Inslee campaign complains about AWB donor 

OLYMPIA -- The campaign for Jay Inslee said it was concerned about a big donation an oil company gave to the sponsor of next week's gubernatorial debate in Spokane. But the Association of Washington Business said he needn't be. The $100,000 isn't for use in...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2012

Same-sex marriage debate tonight in Senate

OLYMPIA -- Debate over the same-sex marriage bill is scheduled for 6 p.m. this evening in the Senate. Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, the bill's prime sponsor, estimates a couple hours for debate, although it could go longer. Will probably depend on the number of amendments,...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2011

TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2010

McMorris Rodgers, Romeyn go head-to-head

Democratic challenger Daryl Romeyn painted Cathy McMorris Rodgers as a do-nothing incumbent who has no solutions for federal deficits, illegal immigration, high school dropouts or childhood obesity. McMorris Rodgers suggested Romeyn was someone who didn’t understand complex forest issues and would tax small businesses out...

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Debate reminder: McMorris Rodgers v. Romeyn tonight

In what may be the most anticipated 5th District Congressional debate in years, Republican incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Daryl Romeyn go head-to-head tonight on television.They'll be answering questions from a panel that includes Spokesman-Review reporter and Spin Control contributor Jonathan Brunt, public...

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MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2010

5th Cong Dist debate back on (really) 

Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Daryl Romeyn will debate after all on Tuesday, it seems.The incumbent Republican congresswoman and the Democratic challenger, who each at one point turned down an invitation to debate for scheduling reasons, reportedly have cleared their respective calendars for Tuesday afternoon. They'll...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 16, 2010

Congressional debate off, again (or still)

Just days after saying Cathy McMorris Rodgers' refusal to debate was denying him a voice, congressional challenger Daryl Romeyn refused to debate when she changed her mind and offered to debate next week.Whether the two candidates will meet face-to-face before the Nov. 2 election seems...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 2010

McMorris Rodgers, Romeyn may debate after all 

A few days after saying they couldn't fit a debate into Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' schedule, the Republican incumbent's campaign has shifted course and asked if she could debate Daryl Romeyn after all.The campaign called KSPS-TV producer Jill Johnson this morning, asking if the offer...

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Senate Debate aftermath: Claiming victory

After last night's Senate debate, the two combatants -- er, candidates -- came out for the obligatory post-event press conference to answer questions. The obligatory first question was, how do you think you did.Surprisingly, each thought they did well, but their opponent? Not so much."I...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2010

Senate debate: Candidates in, cleaver out

Sen. Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi have arrived for the first televised debate in Washington's state Senate race.That means the partisans who arrived to cheer one or jeer the other have dispersed, but not before a person taking issue with their demonstration was...

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Live tonight from Spokane: Rossi v. Murray 

The first debate in Washington's U.S. Senate race between Patty Murray and Dino Rossi comes to you live from Spokane at 7 p.m. It will be carried on KXLY-TV and KSPS-TV in Spokane and surrounding communities, on public television stations throughout Washington including KCTS Channel...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 12, 2010

Poster for Spokane Democrats' party to watch Murray Rossi debate (Spokane County Democratic Party)

Dems to party, too, for debate

Not to be out-partied by Republicans, local Democrats have scheduled a debate watch party for the live televised face-off between Dino Rossi and Patty Murray.Democrats will be snacking and cheering at one of their favorite hangouts, Toad Hall, not far from the County Courthouse north...

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MONDAY, OCT. 11, 2010

Flyer for a debate watching party sponsored by the Republicans of Spokane County (Republicans of Spokane County)

GOP group holding debate party

The Republicans of Spokane County don't have the word "party" in their club's name. But they plan to make up for that on Thursday with a party in fact.They'll be hosting a party at the Quality Inn Valley Suites, Argonne at I-90, to watch the...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2010

WA Lege Day 55: Tax debate begins

OLYMPIA -- Opening salvo in the Senate debate over a package of tax increases to help ballot the state's operating budget.Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, argues the whole bill is unconstitutional because it contains too many subjects. It's logrolling, he contends.This bill contains 21 different taxes...

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