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#3193192 - 03/15/13 07:29 AM (D) the party for women's rights
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State Democrats rush a vote as GOP Senator steps away to nurse her baby


During a mid-afternoon session, as the Senate was debating a routine series of bills, Holmquist Newbry left the floor to care for her four-month-old son Makaio, who had been brought to the women's lounge off the Senate floor. Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, moved to excuse Holmquist Newbry from voting. That meant the majority coalition had 24 votes, not 25, and they were tied at least temporarily with the Senate Democratic Caucus. Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle, took advantage of the moment. He rose to demand an immediate vote on a bill sponsored by a Democrat that did not appear on the afternoon schedule.

The unusual motion quieted the chamber. Members rushed to their seats. Frockt demanded a roll-call vote. The assumption was that Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, a Democrat, would cast a tiebreaking vote to advance the bill to the floor.

Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus voted yes as their names were called. Members of the Majority Coalition Caucus voted no. And just in time, Holmquist Newbry emerged from the lounge to cast her vote. The motion failed 25-24.

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#3193218 - 03/15/13 08:09 AM Re: (D) the party for women's rights [Re: Crappie Luck]
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SorrrrrrrrrrrYYY! \:\/
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#3193291 - 03/15/13 09:46 AM Re: (D) the party for women's rights [Re: MUP]
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I'm surprised they didn't have the door locked.
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#3193299 - 03/15/13 09:54 AM Re: (D) the party for women's rights [Re: iowavf]
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Anyone with common decency.........

Oh, left coast liberals. Nevermind.

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