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Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s plan to move up date of presidential primary not adopted

A pro­pos­al by Repub­li­can Sec­re­tary of State Kim Wyman to move up the date of Wash­ing­ton’s 2016 pres­i­den­tial pri­ma­ry from its default date of May 24th to March 8th failed to move for­ward today at a mid­day meet­ing of major par­ty and leg­isla­tive cau­cus lead­er­ship due to oppo­si­tion from Democ­rats. Wyman had called a meeting […]

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Kim Wyman and Pam Roach’s SB 5978 won’t guarantee a meaningful presidential primary

Editor’s Note: Yes­ter­day, I trav­eled down in Olympia to tes­ti­fy before the House Gov­ern­ment Com­mit­tee on SB 5978, Kim Wyman and Pam Roach’s bill to replace our state’s pres­i­den­tial straw poll with an expen­sive, mean­ing­less straw poll in the event the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty decides to use a cau­cus to allo­cate its del­e­gates to the 2016 […]

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Senate backs Kim Wyman’s irresponsible plan to alter Washington’s presidential primary

A bill that would auto­mat­i­cal­ly replace Wash­ing­ton’s 2016 pres­i­den­tial pri­ma­ry with a mean­ing­less, fan­tas­ti­cal­ly expen­sive pres­i­den­tial straw poll if the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty refus­es to begin using the pri­ma­ry to allo­cate its nation­al con­ven­tion del­e­gates passed the Sen­ate with ease yes­ter­day evening fol­low­ing a bewil­der­ing floor debate. By a vote of thir­­ty-six to twelve, the Senate […]