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Chief political reporter David Postman explores state, regional and national politics.

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June 2, 2008 3:28 PM

A superdelegate goes for Obama

Posted by David Postman

The AP is reporting that David McDonald is endorsing Barack Obama. McDonald is a member of the Democratic National Committee's rules committee. He had held off making an edorsement until the weekend's meeting where the rules committee decided how to handle Florida and Michigan delegates.

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June 2, 2008 2:42 PM

UPDATED: Republicans and babies

Posted by David Postman

When a politician says

I think the attention span of the public on party platforms is very brief,

you can be sure that there’s something in that platform the politician hopes voters will soon forget.

And in this case, the quote came from Attorney General Rob McKenna, whose Republican Party approved a platform that called for denying citizenship to babies born to illegal immigrants to the United States.

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June 2, 2008 8:39 AM

Dems field secretary of state candidate

Posted by David Postman

Election reform advocate Jason Osgood says he’ll file today to run as a Democrat against Secretary of State Sam Reed. Osgood, known at washblog as zappini - he also has his own blog -- writes about election issues.

Osgood is 40 and lives in Seattle. He is a computer programmer with a medical records company.

I wrote about him last September when his work stopped the King County Council from spending $345,000 on ballot tracking technology. The company that would have gotten the contract appeared to be out of business at the time. As I wrote about Osgood,

He has quietly established himself as the No. 1 opponent of the county's plan for all-mail elections. He's done it from the left, in contrast to the opposition we have come to expect from the right and done much to make the movement a bipartisan success.

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Jun 2, 08 - 03:28 PM
A superdelegate goes for Obama

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