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November 21, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Wednesday politics: counties with highest voter turnout, Pierce Co. voting, Nate Silver in Doonesbury

Happy Day Before Turkey Day. One for the number nerds: Amid all the pre-election surmising about which Washington counties might have the highest — highest! — turnout, one expert in the Secretary of State’s office quipped that with marijuana legalization on the ballot, a good bet is that voters in Jefferson and San Juan counties’ woulds…

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November 9, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Conference call: McKenna campaign manager talks to reporters

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna called his Democratic opponent, Jay Inslee, Friday evening to concede the hard-fought 2012 governor’s race.  It was a long, slow week of ballot counting, but in the end, McKenna simply could not catch Inslee who led by a couple percentage points since Tuesday night. Randy Pepple, McKenna’s campaign manager, spoke…

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November 6, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Democrats confident about Inslee’s chances

Democrats at an Election Night party at The Westin Seattle expressed confidence late tonight that former Congressman Jay Inslee will be elected governor. In his speech after the networks called the presidential race for Barack Obama, state party chairman Dwight Pelz quickly turned the focus to Inslee. “We’ve got a very important race here in Washington state,”…

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September 14, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday briefing: Gender gap in gov race?; Ferguson in Eastern Washington; chamber v. I-1185

Happy Friday: Gubernatorial gender gap? A spokesman for Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna, Randy Pepple, has said a few times that McKenna does not face a gender gap. The gender gap, as you may gather, is the difference between the percentage of women and the percentage of men voting for a given candidate. Often, especially in…

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July 19, 2012 at 10:36 AM

KING5/SurveyUSA: Washington governor’s race effectively tied

KING5′s latest SurveyUSA poll shows the Washington gubernatorial race is effectively tied.  The poll released Thursday morning shows that if the election were held now, Republican Rob McKenna would get roughly 42 percent of the vote, compared to 41 percent for Democrat Jay Inslee. Sixteen percent of those polled were undecided. No wonder Politico and others…

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July 16, 2012 at 4:44 PM

McKenna decries staffer’s old tweets about Asians, the elderly

Gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna said Monday afternoon that a pair of  months-old tweets sent by one of his staffers, appearing  to mock Asians and the elderly, were “insensitive and wrong.” The tweets, sent by Kathlyn Ehl before she joined the McKenna campaign in April, gained attention earlier Monday after The Stranger published them. They were quickly deleted,…

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