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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

McAuliffe retains seat

State sen­a­tor Rose­mary McAu­li­ffe has retained her seat in Wash­ing­ton’s first leg­isla­tive dis­trict. Repub­li­cans need­ed to take her seat to gain the major­i­ty in the sen­ate. They ran an “edu­ca­tion” can­di­date, Dawn McCravey, who sup­port­ed char­ter schools which McAu­li­ffe blocked in her edu­ca­tion com­mit­tee.

To off­set McCravey’s ed reform sup­port, teach­ers came out on force to cam­paign for McAu­li­ffe. It looks like they should have worked hard­er to defeat char­ter schools though, as that mea­sure has a nar­row lead.

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