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Nick R. Martin

Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him at nick@talkingpointsmemo.com

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The man who outed Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu as gay last month now says he wants $1 million for the trouble he experienced in the fallout from their romance.

Jose Orozco filed paperwork on Monday with the Pinal County government, where Babeu is sheriff, saying he plans to sue unless the county first gives him the seven-figure settlement, according to the Arizona Republic.

Orozco, a Mexican immigrant, went public last month with allegations that the conservative border hawk threatened him with deportation if their relationship ever became public. Babeu has denied the allegations.

 

Updated: March 4, 2012, 8:24 AM Updated: March 3, 2012, 11:15 PM

Mitt Romney picked up another win Saturday night in Washington state, taking 38 percent of the vote. The win gives Romney some much-needed momentum heading into a critical Super Tuesday contest.

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Moments after CNN called the Washington caucuses for Mitt Romney, ABC News also projected he would win the contest.

Here's a tweet from ABC's Jonathan Karl:

Some 1,500 people were turned away from Washington caucuses on Saturday morning because rooms where the elections were being held reached capacity, according to a newspaper report.

According to the Tri-City Herald, some caucus goers arrived at 9 a.m. but were quickly turned away because the rooms were full.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels on Saturday morning toured the devastation unleashed by a swarm of tornadoes that killed 14 people in his state.

He spoke to CNN after viewing the wreckage in the town of Henryville.

"We're not unfamiliar with Mother Nature's wrath out here in Indiana," Daniels said. "This is about as serious as we've seen in the years that I've been in this job."

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Rescuers searched on Saturday morning for survivors of deadly tornadoes that ripped through the South and Midwest. The number of people killed by the storms rose to 31, according to CNN.

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