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Politics Northwest

The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics.

July 9, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Monday briefing: Oregon has a pot initiative, too; first TV ad in gov’s race; gov campaign hq’s

Happy Monday.

UPDATED: ADDING  FIRST TV AD OF THE GOVERNOR’S RACE

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee has launched the first TV ad of the campaign.  The ad has an introductory feel and plays up Inslee’s time spent on both sides of the Cascade Mountains.

Take a look. What do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhLdtcVpcxk

Randy Pepple, spokesman for Republican gubernatorial candidate  Rob McKenna, said his campaign has not put up a TV ad — yet.

Oregon and Washington, Washington and Oregon. The two states often mimic or follow one another on trends, or in this case, voter initiatives.  Did you know that Oregon also has a pot legalization and regulation  initiative aimed at the November ballot? Backers of The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, showed up in Salem, Ore.,  last week with what looks like sufficient signatures to place the measure on the November ballot.

Washington, of course, has Initiative 502 on the November ballot this year.

 

The Seattle Times politics team is preparing for a busy month. Three online chats are scheduled and there are plenty of voter deadlines to remember. Ballots go out on July 18. The primary election is upon us.  Check out our calendar for up-to-date events.

 

 

Both candidates for governor are reaching out to a wide variety of voters, with seemingly purposeful placement of campaign headquarters.   In Seattle, writes Joe Copeland of Crosscut.com, Republican Rob McKenna’s headquarters is in the International District; Democrat Jay Inslee’s headquarters can be found between the International District and the Central District.

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