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Washington governor candidate Semi Bird clinches state GOP nomination after a party backlash

Posted on AllSides April 20th, 2024
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SPOKANE – After getting off to a raucous start, delegates returned Saturday for the final day of the state Republican Party convention and endorsed gubernatorial hopeful Semi Bird, a day following party leadership’s attempt to skip making an endorsement in the race altogether. The three-day political gathering drew about 1,800 delegates from across Washington, the majority of whom showed outspoken support for Bird. Bird picked up 72% of the vote and clinched the party endorsement. Conflict and surprise erupted Friday afternoon when party leaders announced they did not plan to...

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