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House Republicans running ads targeting Dawn Morrell, Eric Choiniere

State House Republicans’ campaign arm funded hard-hitting TV ads against two Democratic candidates running for open House seats — former state Rep. Dawn Morrell of Puyallup and University Place City Councilman Eric Choiniere – as primary voters were making their decisions.

The group spent $20,000 against Morrell and nearly $25,000 against Choiniere.

Both cruised through the primaries with little or no Democratic opposition. Now Morrell faces Republican Shelly Schlumpf in the Puyallup area and Choiniere is up against Republican Steve O’Ban in a district encircling Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Using a bit of Democrats’ branding against them, the group creating the ads calls itself Working

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UPDATE: State Senate candidate Eric Choiniere switches to House race

UPDATE 4 p.m.: Choiniere’s campaign e-mailed me to say its original news release was in error and Kelley had “not yet” endorsed him. But Kelley told me by text the original news release WAS correct; however, he said, he has “not yet” endorsed Choiniere. He’s been busy traveling around the state.

Huh? A closer look at the release: It refers to a SENATE, not a House endorsement. “Representative Kelley endorsed Choiniere for his State Senate campaign and encouraged him to run newly open seat.” (sic)


The University Place city councilman is now seeking the seat opened by 

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