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Dems plan caucuses for this weekend

Washington state Democrats are planning caucuses Sunday in 29 legislative districts to choose delegates to the party’s June convention.

Click here for a list of local caucuses. Here is the full release:


Democrats will gather at Legislative District Caucuses
on March 14th

SEATTLE – The Washington State Democratic Party today announced that Democrats will meet statewide on Sunday, March 14th, at 1:00pm, at 29 Legislative District Caucuses to begin the process of choosing Delegates to their June 26th Convention in Vancouver.

“Two years ago 240,000 Washington Democrats gathered in their Precinct Caucuses to demand Change in America. That day began a journey that ended on Election Night when America elected Barack Obama, our first African American President,” said Dwight Pelz, Chair of the Washington State Democratic Party. “This year’s Caucuses will send Delegates to our State Convention in Vancouver, where we will once again craft a progressive platform for Washington.”

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Washington Democrats reflect on Massachusetts defeat

From Les Blumenthal in our D.C. bureau

WASHINGTON — Sen. Patty Murray said Wednesday that Democrats should move forward with health care reform despite the loss of a critical Senate seat in a Massachusetts special election.

But the Washington Democrat, a member of the Senate leadership, is not sure how Democrats should proceed given the election of a Republican to a Senate seat long held by Democrats and the resulting loss of her party’s critical 60-seat majority.

“I don’t see anyone in my caucus saying we shouldn’t do it,” Murray said. “But I’m not sure what the path forward is.”

Washington’s other senator, Democrat Maria Cantwell, said it was unclear what will happen next, but that didn’t mean Democrats should give up.

“I don’t think it is over,” Cantwell said. “But people are thinking about the consequences of what happened. We should take time to do it right.”

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