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« Reply #3100 on: February 02, 2012, 10:36:37 pm »
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May be - she prefers Koster? With her as candidate that becomes real possibility...
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« Reply #3101 on: February 03, 2012, 01:29:15 pm »
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http://motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/02/soaking-poor-state-state

http://scorecard.assetsandopportunity.org/2012/measure/tax-burden-by-income?state=wa

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« Reply #3102 on: February 03, 2012, 08:04:03 pm »
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And yet we are poised to further increase sales taxes.
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« Reply #3103 on: February 04, 2012, 02:05:18 am »
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I read on the WA GOP's site that you have to caucus with the precinct that you're registered in. I'm registered back in Snohomish County, but I'll be in Spokane County during the caucus. Does anyone know if there is any way that I can caucus without going all the way back to the west side?
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« Reply #3104 on: February 04, 2012, 04:10:13 am »
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I read on the WA GOP's site that you have to caucus with the precinct that you're registered in. I'm registered back in Snohomish County, but I'll be in Spokane County during the caucus. Does anyone know if there is any way that I can caucus without going all the way back to the west side?

I've only worked on Democratic caucuses, but unfortunately, the answer to your question is almost assuredly no.  You have to caucus in the precinct in which you are registered; I can't imagine the bylaws allow for anything else.  You may be able to switch your registration over to Spokane County in time and then switch it back without missing any elections, if you really want to.

Sorry...caucus eligibility just generally copies the state's definition of voting residence and then runs with it.  You can contact the caucus coordinator to double-check, though.
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« Reply #3105 on: February 04, 2012, 04:32:52 am »
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Not very surprising, but Dave Reichert is staying in his nice, cozy, Wenatchee-having WA-8 instead of challenging Cantwell

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017418598_reichert04m.html

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For now, the leading GOP challenger to Cantwell is first-term state Sen. Michael Baumgartner of Spokane, who has an intriguing résumé but lags badly in fundraising.

Port of Seattle Commissioner and trade consultant Bill Bryant is also said to be considering joining the race.

Bryant is a libertarian-I-guess business Republican from Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood.  He is a McGavick-style noncompetitive, nonhumiliating candidate.  Probably better than Baumgartner, whose sole plus is being an elected official, and is way too conservative for the state.
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« Reply #3106 on: February 05, 2012, 10:29:36 pm »
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I'll go ahead and predict it now: Darcy Burner will win the WA-01 primary and hand the seat to the Republicans in November.
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« Reply #3107 on: February 06, 2012, 01:40:35 am »
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I'll go ahead and predict it now: Darcy Burner will win the WA-01 primary and hand the seat to the Republicans in November.

The worst thing of it - she will hand the seat not to Litzow-Hill-Fain-style moderate Republican (whom i, personally, would be absolutely comfortable with), but to ultraright Koster(((((
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« Reply #3108 on: February 06, 2012, 02:17:35 am »
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It was Shin.

Weird...I swore I heard him vote No on the referendum clause.  Makes most sense, though.  Kind of a hard thing for a Mormon to do.

State Rep. Tami Green, another Mormon, has said she'll support the bill though.

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« Reply #3109 on: February 06, 2012, 03:26:25 am »
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It was Shin.

Weird...I swore I heard him vote No on the referendum clause.  Makes most sense, though.  Kind of a hard thing for a Mormon to do.

State Rep. Tami Green, another Mormon, has said she'll support the bill though.

Yeah -- Green, despite having what I've heard is a tough and sometimes strained relationship with her faith community, is for this.  Her seatmate, Troy Kelley, consistently manages to be less reliable on Democratic issues where Green has much better reasons to be.  It's an interesting district.

Also, I was right.  Shin did vote no on sending it to referendum, because it would be too uncomfortable and emotional of an issue...which may even be less charming than the Republican line on this issue.
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« Reply #3110 on: February 08, 2012, 04:07:51 pm »
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House debate on marriage equality is starting now.
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« Reply #3111 on: February 08, 2012, 04:09:37 pm »
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Religious exemptions for businesses failed 45-53

Edit: Same result for first amendment redundant protection thingy
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« Reply #3112 on: February 08, 2012, 04:17:45 pm »
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Yeah, every amendment is failing 53-45, gonna bet that's near the final vote -- might be one or two flips.

Edit: Residency for 30 days requirement failed 55-42

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« Reply #3113 on: February 08, 2012, 04:23:58 pm »
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47-51 on referendum clause, narrow fail

Jay Rodne's weird fake hyper-technical amendment failed 42-56
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« Reply #3114 on: February 08, 2012, 05:16:04 pm »
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Rep. Jim McCune = crazy, not bright
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« Reply #3115 on: February 08, 2012, 05:22:27 pm »
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Jim McCune has always reminded me of a chipmunk.
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« Reply #3116 on: February 08, 2012, 05:24:34 pm »
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- Rep. Bill Hinkle (R-Cle Elum)

Huh This man is definitely the most confusing speaker thus far
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« Reply #3117 on: February 08, 2012, 05:39:46 pm »
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Now time for the pro-marriage equality Republicans.

Rep. Maureen Walsh (R-Human Decency, somewhere near Walla Walla) just gave one hell of a personal speech.  I'm sure it will be on YouTube sometime soon.

Rep. Glenn Anderson (R-Fall City), who's running for Lt. Governor, is giving a really ballsy speech with analogies about racial separatism in his native 1960s Alabama.
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« Reply #3118 on: February 08, 2012, 05:41:34 pm »
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What did Walsh cite as her reasoning? Any gay family members?
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« Reply #3119 on: February 08, 2012, 05:48:14 pm »
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Rep. Mark Hargrove (R-Covington) is citing a Jack in the Box commercial...
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« Reply #3120 on: February 08, 2012, 05:56:22 pm »
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"Traditional marriage...goes back to when life started."

- Rep. Jan Angel (R-Port Orchard)

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« Reply #3121 on: February 08, 2012, 06:24:02 pm »
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Are there any conservative democrats expected to vote against the bill?

I could see one of my representatives (Fred Finn) voting against it.
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« Reply #3122 on: February 08, 2012, 06:26:14 pm »
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Fred Finn is a sponsor of the bill.

These are the only Democrats who weren't sponsors:

Rep. Tim Probst (17th LD)
Rep. Brian Blake (19th LD)
Rep. Tami Green (28th LD)
Rep. Troy Kelley (28th LD)
Rep. Steve Kirby (29th LD)
Rep. Mark Miloscia (30th LD)
Rep. Chris Hurst (31st LD)

Green has since said she supports the bill. Haven't heard about the others.
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« Reply #3123 on: February 08, 2012, 06:27:14 pm »
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Passes 55-43
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« Reply #3124 on: February 08, 2012, 06:33:11 pm »
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Rep. Tim Probst (17th LD) - Aye
Rep. Brian Blake (19th LD) - Aye
Rep. Tami Green (28th LD) - Aye
Rep. Troy Kelley (28th LD) - Aye
Rep. Steve Kirby (29th LD) - Nay
Rep. Mark Miloscia (30th LD) - Nay
Rep. Chris Hurst (31st LD) - Nay

Steve Kirby fail.

Anderson and Walsh were the Republican "aye"s
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