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Political Chat: GOP Primary In Florida And Gay Marriage In Olympia

OPB | Feb. 3, 2012 2:37 a.m. | Updated: Oct. 19, 2012 4:25 a.m. | Portland, OR

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It seems the biggest political news was coming from opposite corners of the country this week.  Mitt Romney easily won the important Florida GOP primary on Tuesday.  On Wednesday night, the Washington state senate voted to approve a same-sex marriage bill. 

Democratic Senator Ed Murray — who is openly gay — was the chief sponsor of the bill.

“Those members who will vote against this bill tonight, they are not, nor should they be accused of bigotry. Those of us who support this legislation are not, and we should not be accused of, undermining family life or religious freedom,” Muuay said.

The Oregon legislature was busy, too.  They began a new session this week, and started with a spending plan that includes millions of dollars in cuts.

And, as expected, former State Senator Suzanne Bonamici won the special election to Congress in Oregon’s First District.

To discuss these and related topics, our political guys, Bill and Jeff have joined us again. Bill Lunch is OPB’s Political Analyst.  Jeff Mapes is the senior political reporter and blogger for The Oregonian.

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