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Washington politicians who wanted to join Obama administration should have endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2008

Or so it seems.

Leading up to Washington’s presidential primary in 2008, Hillary Clinton was making a hard push for endorsements from the state’s leading politicians. That was considered the safe move as Barack Obama, though leading, was still the underdog for the Democratic nomination.

Winning these big-name endorsements had more than nominal effect. Most were also super delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

At the time it was considered pretty brave to stand up with Obama instead of Clinton. But that’s what Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire did at a Feb. 8 rally in a packed Key Arena. Also on

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Former Seattle mayor Greg Nickels jumps into secretary of state’s race

The announcement is not a surprise as Nickels had said he was considering running to replace the retiring Sam Reed as the state’s top elections official. Nickels says he would be an advocate on transparency for money in politics.

Nickels was defeated for re-election as mayor in 2009. He said in an interview that “being turned out of office is a very humbling experience, so I wanted to think through it carefully.” He said despite the loss, his reputation “has become one of a guy who got things done,” in the years since Mayor Mike McGinn took over.

He jumps

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