Boos, chaos at Washington GOP convention over gubernatorial candidate endorsement

The Washington GOP convention in Spokane is looking more like a demolition derby than a meeting of the minds.

Initially, Republican party officials announced they would not endorse a candidate for the upcoming governor’s race. The decision stems from candidate Semi Bird pleading guilty in 1993 to a misdemeanor count of bank larceny for lying on a credit application by using the name and Social Security number of his father, as a story The Seattle Times published Wednesday explained.

Bird told the Times there was no excuse for his actions and that he was “100% guilty.”

State officials have said Bird may be disqualified for an endorsement because of a

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