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January 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM
OCEAN SHORES — For Republicans coming off a tough year, it’s never too soon to think about the next election.
In one of the first straw polls of the 2016 presidential race, Washington state Republicans on Sunday chose Marco Rubio as their (very) early choice for the party’s nomination.
Rubio, a first-term senator from Florida, earned 37.4 percent of the vote, organizers at this year’s Roanoke Conference announced.
Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was second with 9.9 percent, while Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (who last week urged the GOP to stop being “the stupid party”) got 8.2 percent.
Daniels won the straw poll in 2011. Last year, eventual Republican nominee Mitt Romney won.
This year, the fourth annual conference brought some 450 Republican candidates, strategists, lobbyists and activists to the Ocean Shores Convention Center.
The weekend conference included panels on education, immigration and the environment, as well as general speeches and discussions about the future of the party.
November 14, 2012 at 6:00 AM
Plenty of Republican governors, lots of soul-searching: As Washington s-l-o-w counted ballots in its close governor’s race last week, it was easy to forget– or ignore — the fact that Republicans did pretty well electing governors in the 2012 election. The total number of GOP governors now stands at 30, highest for either party in a dozen years. This week, the incoming chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Bobby Jindal, of Louisiana, urged fellow governors to stop being “the stupid party.” That sounds bad, but what he meant was to be more populist and less anti-intellectual. And, yes, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, persona non grata to some after his embrace of President Obama during the mega-storm, is joining his fellow governors at the Republican governors’ gathering. He might have to sit in the corner for a while, but he intends to be there. Then, back to Sandy recovery efforts.
Suzan DelBene is now First District Congresswoman Suzan DelBene: DelBene was officially sworn into her new job Tuesday afternoon.
Guess what she didn’t say at her swearing-in? SUZAN DELBENE!!! SUZAN DELBENE,!! as her heavily repetitive TV ads bellowed in the weeks leading up to the primary election. The Everett Herald has her prepared remarks from the swearing-in.
Reps. Norm Dicks and Doc Hastings spoke briefly at the event.
Pot prices: So you thought passage of Initiative 502, the marijuana legalization measure, would make pot cheaper. Not so fast, says Slate Magazine.
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July 11, 2012 at 6:08 PM
The Associated Press
Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna on Wednesday, saying McKenna would be a great governor for the state.
At a joint appearance in Spokane, Jindal praised McKenna’s views on education policy, taxes and the importance of private sector jobs.
July 2, 2012 at 10:13 AM
When the U.S. Supreme Court’s health care ruling came down last week, Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna tacked away from the obstructionist response of many in his party.
McKenna said he’s ready to implement the law’s health insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion if elected governor. He opposes congressional efforts to repeal the law, and even said its central individual insurance mandate should stand “for now.”
Next week, McKenna will share a stage with a prominent Republican who has staked out a decidedly different view.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said he won’t implement “Obamacare” in his state – refusing to prepare the insurance exchanges and instead hoping Mitt Romney will be elected and repeal the law.
From The Note (ABC News):
“It really raises the question of what’s next, what’s allowable,” Jindal said on a Republican National Committee Conference call. “Taxes on people who refuse to eat tofu or refuse to drive a Chevy Volt…this whole ruling, I think is ridiculous. It’s a huge expansion of federal power.”
Jindal will headline a McKenna fundraiser in Spokane on July 11. The event was confirmed by McKenna spokesman Charles McCray, who said Jindal will talk about education reform. No further details were immediately available.
McCray downplayed any tension between Jindal’s health-care messaging and McKenna’s own views.
“How you respond to health-care reform is one of a plethora of public policy issues that are relevant to a governor,” McCray said.
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