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WA: Simpson case dropped

Geoff Simpson

Geoff Simpson

Just as a quick followup – there’s been some resolution evidently in the case of state Representative Geoff Simpson, D-Covington, who had been accused of charges related to allegation of domestic violence. The city of Covington has filed to dismiss the charges, saying that “based on all of the information obtained in the present matter, the city no longer believe it has a sufficient evidence to go forward with the charges herein.” (Our earlier post on this.)

David Postman’s Seattle Times blog has more details. Some political fallout had occurred previously – including Simpson’s giving up a House chairmanship – and Simpson evidently is looking to reverse that, though saying that “I am certain the Republican machine is gearing up with negative attacks . . .”

First impression is that, politically, Simpson has dodged a bullet. This doesn’t feel smoothly over, though; our guess is that we’ll be hearing more about this in the campaigns ahead.

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