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via Jerry Cornfield at the Everett Herald:
COUPEVILLE — An Island County jury ruled Friday that the husband of state Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen groped and sexually touched his wife’s former campaign manager without her consent and ordered him to pay her $50,000 in damages.
The verdict against retired lawyer and lobbyist Basil Badley came down shortly before 4 p.m., ending a two-week civil trial surrounding events inside the Democratic senator’s Camano Island home Dec. 2, 2008.
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via KREM 2 TV: Spokane Republican Eyes Run Against Senator Cantwell.
Former White House Deputy Press Secretary Scott Stanzel is also reportedly considering the race.