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…More
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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…More
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,”…More
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…More
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…More
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,…More