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October 16, 2012 at 8:00 AM

New poll: Inslee’s lead in governor’s race down to 3 points

The Washington governor’s race may be tightening. Three weeks before Election Day, Rob McKenna has pulled back within the margin of error against Jay Inslee, according to a new poll conducted by SurveyUSA for KING-TV. The poll, which two weeks ago showed Inslee with a six-point lead, now indicates a smaller lead of three points: 47-44 percent. McKenna,…


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October 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

The Seattle Times live chats Thursday evening during gov and veep debates

[do action=”custom_iframe” url=”″ width=”620″ height=”600″ frameborder=”0″ style=”border: 1px solid #000″][/do] Wow, what a busy night in politics. The Seattle Times politics team is live-streaming Thursday night’s vice-presidential debate and hosting a live chat with you, the readers, and some of our editors and writers. Join us for a discussion from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. about…


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October 2, 2012 at 10:56 AM

KING 5 poll shows Inslee leading McKenna; debate tonight

A new poll shows Democrat Jay Inslee with a lead over Republican Rob McKenna in the gubernatorial race as the two prepare for a televised debate Tuesday night in Yakima. The KING 5 poll, conducted by Survey USA, found 48 percent of those surveyed support Inslee, compared with 42 percent for McKenna. The statewide poll…


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September 26, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Seattle TV stations team up for big Inslee-McKenna debate Oct. 11

Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna have agreed to another debate – an hour-long live event to be shown on all Seattle’s network TV affiliates. The debate, scheduled from 9-10 p.m. on Oct. 11, will be broadcast simultaneously on KING, KIRO, KOMO, KCPQ and Northwest Cable News, according to an announcement by KING. That’s…


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September 14, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Cantwell and Baumgartner will hold first debate before live TV audience

Sen. Maria Cantwell WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and her Republican challenger Michael Baumgartner will debate before a live audience on Oct. 12, the first meeting between the candidates in a race that has generated little heat so far. The debate at KCTS television in Seattle will be moderated by broadcast journalist Enrique Cerna and Kim…


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September 6, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Marijuana debate: Thursday evening at Town Hall

The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County is hosting a panel debate¬†on drug policy reform and marijuana legalization at today, Thurs., Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at Seattle’s Town Hall. Panelists include two supporters of Initiative 502, which would legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use – former U.S. Attorney in Seattle John…


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August 28, 2012 at 12:06 PM

October gubernatorial debate hosted by KING-TV and The Seattle Times

Debate season is coming soon. KING-TV and The Seattle Times are hosting a gubernatorial debate between Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 8 to 9 p.m. The debate will be held in KING-TV studios and will air following the second presidential debate. More details to come. The big news is both candidates…


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