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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, former state attorney Slade Gorton, who is also a former U.S. senator, listens as former Gov. Dan Evans speaks in the Washington state Senate chamber in Olympia Wash. Gorton, a three-term U.S. senator who was the rare Republican in Democratic Washington state, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. He was 92. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

Slade Gorton, former Washington US senator, dies at 92

Aug. 19, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Slade Gorton, a patrician and cerebral politician from Washington state who served as a U.S. Senate Republican leader before he was ousted by the growing Seattle-area liberal electorate in 2000, has died. He was 92. Gorton died Wednesday in Seattle, said J. Vander Stoep, his former chief of...