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The payment settles a lawsuit filed by the state Attorney General’s Office last year after a citizen’s complaint that the party had failed to file timely financial reports in 2016, encompassing tens of thousands of dollars in contributions and expenses.
For the first time in 40 years, Republicans will run unopposed by Democrats for a seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners.
A meeting of the Spokane County Democratic Committee devolved into a near-riot, with charges of “bolsheviki!” and “German spy!” thrown around.
“I’m not leaving politics by any means,” Biviano said. “I needed to leave the chair position because I need to focus more on my day job as a civil rights lawyer. The party needs somebody who has more time to give in this really critical election.”
The Spokane County Democratic Party faces a lawsuit from the Washington attorney general for failing to report campaign contributions and expenses on time.
The Ohio politician and political operative will speak alongside Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Tina Podlodowski, who’s taken over as chairwoman of the state Democratic Party following an unsuccessful bid to become secretary of state.
Democratic precinct caucuses start at 10 a.m. Saturday. Party officials are urging people to double check their precinct’s location before heading out. Some Spokane Valley voters have been given the wrong address.
There was a point Tuesday night when Spokane-area Democrats gathered to watch the election returns had little to cheer about except the likely passage of a statewide initiative requiring broader background checks on gun sales. Spokane County returns were showing that incumbents in the reliably Democratic 3rd Legislative District were coasting to re-election, and long-term County Auditor Vicky Dalton was headed for another four years.
Democrats face a dilemma in next month’s primary election for Spokane County commissioner. That’s because among the candidates they can choose are a Democrat and a high-profile former Democrat who chose to run as an independent.
The race for a City Council seat representing northeast Spokane could soon be down to one. Two voters in Spokane’s northeast council district are suing Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton, claiming that candidate Mark Hamilton should not be allowed on the ballot because he was not a resident of the city for a year before officially entering the race last week.
Mike Allen’s lead over Richard Rush grew by three votes, to 91, on Wednesday after a recount in the Spokane City Council election for the city’s south district. But the race still isn’t over.
Spokane voters likely will have plenty of chances in the next few weeks to see David Condon on TV. The candidate who is challenging Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has spent more than $40,000 on TV advertisements, according to campaign filings with the state Public Disclosure Commission.