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Tag: Stan Flemming

April
18th

Stan Flemming plans Friday-night fundraiser to pay off debt from last year’s failed 10th CD campaign and potentially to run again

After Republican Stan Flemming of University Place lost in the 2012 primary race for Washington’s new 10th Congressional District, he still owed money on  loans he took out to finance his campaign. Fast forward 8 1/2  months  later: Flemming is holding a campaign fundraiser Friday evening at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club to retire that debt and build up money for another run in 2014.

Federal Election Commission filings show that Flemming’s 2012 campaign is still owing at least $50,700 to a private Beverly Hills lender, Spanky LLC. An email announcing Flemming’s 6 p.m. buffet-dinner event says the goal is to pay off

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March
27th

Heck favors federal law changes to let I-502 work, including help to allow banker lending to marijuana enterprises

U.S. Rep. Denny Heck says he ended up voting for Washington’s marijuana legalization initiative last fall and thinks the federal government now needs to take steps to let the state put Initiative 502 into effect. Among the changes: Shed the federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s Schedule 1 listing marijuana of marijuana as a “most dangerous” drug with no accepted medical use, which he called “the height of silliness.”

“My position is that the federal government’s regulations ought to enable states to implement voter approved laws or legislatively approved laws in this regard. I actually think that having

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