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Tag: Dick Muri

May
30th

Pierce GOP picks Dick Muri, Steve O’Ban and Javier Figueroa as possible Sen. Carrell replacements

The Pierce County Republican Party scrambled today to expedite the replacement of state Sen. Mike Carrell, who died Wednesday of complications from treatment for a blood disorder.

At a hastily called meeting this evening, party officials chose former Pierce County Councilman Dick Muri, freshman Rep. Steve O’Ban and University Place City Councilman Javier Figueroa – with Muri as their top pick.

Those names now go to the Pierce County Council, which has 60 days from the date of the vacancy to appoint one person from the list.

The earliest the council could name Carrell’s replacement is June 11 –

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Jan.
3rd

U.S. Rep. Heck opens new 10th district office in Lacey

U.S. Rep. Denny Heck was sworn into office earlier today in Washington, D.C., and his new congressional web site became active. Heck also announced he opened his 10th district office on the third floor of Lacey City Hall.

Heck put out a news release that said the office, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, is available to meet with constituents. Roel van der Lugt, who had worked for U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, was named Heck’s district director.

Heck, a Democrat, beat Pierce County Councilman Dick Muri, a Republican, in November’s

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Nov.
9th

Denny Heck hires two staffers for congressional office with ties to Rep. Dicks

Congressman-elect Denny Heck announced today he is naming Hart Edmonson, his campaign manager in this year’s hugely successful 10th district campaign, as his chief of staff to run his Washington, D.C., office. He also is naming Jami Burgess, a staffer from retiring U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks’ 6th district office, as his deputy chief of staff.

Heck, an Olympia politician-turned-entrepreneuer, defeated Republican Dick Muri on Tuesday by a 39,116 votes (as of this morning), or 58.4 percent of ballots cast.

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Nov.
3rd

Murray, Cantwell and Dicks join Inslee, Kilmer, Heck for final rallies today in Tacoma and Olympia

Three days before the election Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee and congressional candidate Denny Heck are making another swing through South Sound this afternoon, joined by the state’s two U.S. senators in Tacoma near the end of a 26-stop state “Tour for Jobs.”

The Tacoma stop is at 12:15 p.m. at IBEW Local 76’s hall, 3049 South 36th Ave. State Democrats say the focus is on tax credits and training programs that have put veterans to work. Among speakers are Inslee, U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, retiring 6th district Congressman Norm Dicks and 6th district candidate Derek Kilmer. Kilmer is fending off a well-funded challenge from Republican Bill Driscoll.

The next stop is in Olympia at 2:30 at the Thurston County Democrats’ campaign headquarters, 423 W. Fourth Ave.

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Oct.
31st

Dick Muri thanks rival Heck for handling of JZ Knight’s contributions; Knight going to court over video leaks

Republican Dick Muri offered compliments to his Democratic rival Denny Heck in Washington’s 10th Congressional District race today, thanking Heck for giving $3,500 in campaign contributions from Yelm spiritualist JZ Knight to a women’s domestic violence shelter in Olympia. Knight’s comments about Catholics, gays, Mexicans and Jews have produced a political backlash in the past week, and three South Sound Democratic candidates have donated the funds to charity or educational groups.

The state Democratic Party also is donating $70,000 from Knight – split two ways, to the pro-Referendum 74 campaign and to the Anti-Defamation League.

Muri

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Oct.
31st

UPDATE – Cantwell, Heck appearing in Olympia today; activists asking them to sign ‘cat food pledge’ protecting Social Security

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and congressional candidate Denny Heck in the 10th district are campaigning together in Shelton and Olympia today. It is part of Democrats’ statewide “jobs” tour, and Cantwell is also campaigning this morning in Aberdeen with congressional candidate Derek Kilmer of the 6th district that includes Tacoma.

Activists wanting to head of cuts or changes in benefits in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid say they are dressing up as cats for Halloween and bringing a pledge for Cantwell and Heck to sign during their 4:30 p.m. appearance in Olympia at Ramblin Jack’s restaurant. Cantwell and Heck also

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Oct.
30th

Heck’s 2nd tv ad poking Congress airs in 10th district; rival Muri replies that the Democrat got $97,250 from members of Congress

Democrat Denny Heck has launched his second television ad in the 10th Congressional District race, flexing the financial muscle of his well-funded campaign that now has raised almost $2 million. The ad, like the first one, plays with humor – mocking the gridlocked Congress and suggesting that Heck will bring a different perspective and result.

The campaign of rival Republican Dick Muri of Steilacoom is not amused, saying it spotted lobbyists in the first ad and complaining that as much as $100,000 of Heck’s nearly $2 million is from Democrats serving in or retired from Congress.

Indeed one person pulling

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Oct.
25th

UPDATE – GOP calling on Lachney to give up JZ Knight money, too

The flare-up over video-taped comments that Yelm-based spirit channeler JZ Knight made about Catholics is turning into a cause celebre for Republicans. Republican state Sen. Randi Becker of Eatonville called on her Democratic challenger Bruce Lachney Wednesday to return some $3,600 in campaign contributions that Knight and her school made to his campaign in the 2nd Legislative District.

And in moves that appear well-coordinated with the GOP’s announcement of the video, the state Republican Party has sent a pair of misleading mailers to voters that say Lachney is supported by a “cult leader,” label him “extreme” and insinuate in one piece that Knight is Lachney’s “most trusted adviser.’’

In a milder way, Republican congressional candidate Dick Muri said on Facebook he is going to ask Democrat Denny Heck in the 10th district to donate any contributions from Knight to charity and “to condemn the vitriolic statements” in the video. A search of Federal Election Commission data failed to turn up such donations to Heck this morning. UPDATE: But a recent report filed by Heck that isn’t yet in the database shows Knight gave Heck $3,500 in August.

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