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December 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM

PDC staff recommends minor violation against Auditor-elect Troy Kelley

A Public Disclosure Commission review has determined that state Auditor-elect Troy Kelley violated a handful of minor regulations while disclosing his finances as a state representative. But the commission also found that other allegations made by Republicans during a nasty campaign for state auditor were unfounded. PDC Chairman Amit Ranade has scheduled a

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November 9, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Watkins concedes state auditor race to Kelley

James Watkins, the Republican candidate for state auditor, conceded the race to Democratic Rep. Troy Kelley on Friday. “It does not appear that I will prevail in my run for State Auditor,” Watkins said in a statement. “It is my sincere hope that Troy Kelley has a successful term and capably fills the vacuum left by…

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October 24, 2012 at 12:22 PM

New Elway poll shows tight governor’s race, shift among women voters

A new Elway Poll finds Washington’s gubernatorial contest remains tight, but suggests Republicans are doing better with women voters. The latest survey shows Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna with a two-point lead (47 to 45 percent) over his Democratic opponent Jay Inslee. The poll surveyed 451 “likely voters,” which pollster Stuart Elway defined as people who’ve…

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0 Comments | More in Attorney General, Governor, homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest | Topics: Bob Ferguson, elway research, James Watkins

October 1, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Company that sued state auditor candidate offers to disclose settlement amount

Ever since the news broke that state auditor hopeful Troy Kelley settled a potentially embarrassing lawsuit last year, the candidate has been trying to downplay the incident. “This is standard business practice,” Kelley said last week in an endorsement interview with The Seattle Times editorial board, referring to the suit, which accused him of “fraudulently…

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