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Spin Control: So far, Rossi stiff-arming Didier on pledge

Clint Didier, who placed third in last month’s U.S. Senate primary, released a long letter to supporters last week explaining why he still can’t endorse fellow Republican Dino Rossi, who …


Rossi’s earmark stance questioned

Republican Dino Rossi’s latest television commercial repeats an objection to certain types of federal spending known as earmarks that has become a hallmark of his campaign against incumbent U.S. Sen. …


More buildings in freeway’s path set for removal

While construction work continues on the North Spokane Corridor north of Francis Avenue, more vacant homes will be torn down this fall in central Spokane to make room for freeway …


Federal funds advance North Side corridor

As leaders gathered Tuesday to celebrate the start of a phase of North Spokane Corridor construction paid for by the 2009 federal stimulus package, state officials said they will be …


Rossi campaign waged losing battle over veterans

OLYMPIA – Candidates with at least half a brain rarely pick a fight they cannot win. So it seemed odd last week when a Seattle television station reported Dino Rossi …


Didier wants commitments from Rossi

Unsuccessful Senate candidate Clint Didier set conditions Friday for endorsing fellow Republican Dino Rossi in the race against incumbent Democrat Patty Murray. Rossi must take strong positions against abortion, taxes …


Didier holds off on Rossi endorsement

Tea party favorite Clint Didier says he won’t endorse fellow Republican Dino Rossi in the Senate race against Patty Murray unless Rossi agrees to take strong positions against abortion, taxes …


Murray begins fall race in Spokane

Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on Thursday stressed her support for programs in Eastern Washington and new financial regulations approved by Congress as she opened her general election campaign Thursday …


Incumbents persevere, but challenges await

Thousands of votes are still to be counted from Tuesday’s primary, but along with most races, some lessons are clear. Lesson 1: It may be uncomfortable to be an incumbent …


Election results offer up valuable lessons

Thousands of votes are still to be counted from Tuesday’s primary, but along with most races, some lessons are clear.


Obama lays blame on GOP at Murray rally in Seattle

SEATTLE – President Barack Obama accused Republicans of driving the economy “into the ditch” and then asking for the keys back now that Democrats have pulled it out, in an …


Election roundup: Murray, Rossi tie on the gloves

Sen. Patty Murray will face Dino Rossi in the November general election, continuing the fight for a U.S. Senate seat that started even before the Republican former legislator got into …


Murray, Rossi move on to November in Senate race

Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi formalized their November matchup today, emerging as expected from Washington state’s “top two” primary by comfortable margins.


Obama rallies for Sen. Murray as voters hit polls

President Barack Obama today stumped for Sen. Patty Murray on a three-day campaign swing for endangered Democrats, accusing Republicans of thwarting efforts to help small business owners by repeatedly blocking …


Obama to campaign for Murray Tuesday in Seattle

President Barack Obama plans to stop in Seattle on Tuesday to campaign for Sen. Patty Murray.


Murray meets with aerospace interests

A 10-year tango over the Air Force tanker contract dances on, leaving Spokane aerospace interests to anticipate potential effects. Those aerospace interests gathered Thursday in Spokane to meet with Sen. …


Murray action patches budget for now

For weeks, the prospects for another special session in Washington state to deal with a budget crisis revolved around an acronym that became a four-letter word: FMAP. Pronounced EFF-map, never …


Rossi still disputes job-saving measure

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi, in Vancouver to speak to the local Tea Party organization, said he still opposes a $26 billion bill pushed toward passage by his Democratic …


Strategies vary in Murray challenge

The summary of the Aug. 17 primary in Washington’s U.S. Senate race can be viewed as: A. Incumbent Democrat Patty Murray against a field of 14 challengers, one of whom …


U.S. Senate

To allow readers to compare and contrast the main candidates for the U.S. Senate on several issues, The Spokesman-Review asked the three main Republican challengers and the incumbent Democrat the …


Obama set to help Murray with fundraiser appearance

President Barack Obama is headlining a fundraiser for Sen. Patty Murray on primary day next month.


Senate run reasoning ranges from pot to God

For sheer variety, it’s hard to beat this year’s U.S. Senate race. And I’m not talking about the candidates you’ve likely heard of. There’s a doctor, a lawyer, a physicist, …


Strategies vary in Murray challenge

The summary of the Aug. 17 primary in Washington’s U.S. Senate race can be viewed as: A. Incumbent Democrat Patty Murray against a field of 14 challengers, one of whom …


U.S. Senate candidates, issues

To allow readers to compare and contrast the main candidates for the U.S. Senate on several issues, The Spokesman-Review asked the three main Republican challengers and the incumbent Democrat the …


Anti-Rossi video using Joel song dies young

While it may be true, as Billy Joel once said, that only the good die young, campaign videos that improperly use a copyrighted song die quick. Or so Patty Murray’s …


Murray campaign pulls video with Billy Joel song

While it may be true, as Billy Joel once said, that only the good die young, campaign videos that improperly use a copyrighted song die quick.


Wash. sees risk in sending oil spill ships to Gulf

Two of the Pacific Northwest’s largest oil-spill response vessels may be called to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


Murray threat defendant pleads guilty in Seattle

A man accused of threatening to kill Sen. Patty Murray over her support for sweeping federal health care legislation has pleaded guilty.


Candidates must file for office by end of week

For Washington state candidates, it’s put up or shut up time. Starting Monday morning, they have five days to file paperwork and pay the fee necessary to run for one …


Benton drops out of Senate race, backs Rossi

Just a week after saying he was sticking in the U.S. Senate race, State Sen. Don Benton dropped out and endorsed the man he labeled the “establishment” candidate, Dino Rossi.