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May 31, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Rob McKenna launches new web site and mystery nonprofit

Rob McKenna (Photo: Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) Former Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna has repeatedly said he’s not planning another run for governor in 2016. But McKenna, now a partner in a private law firm, is working to maintain his profile in state politics and public policy — a presence that could…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: Randy Pepple, Reform Alliance, Rob McKenna

November 8, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Inslee slightly expands lead over McKenna as more ballots counted

Democrat Jay Inslee slightly increased his lead in the governor’s race in updated vote tallies released Thursday afternoon, further complicating Republican Rob McKenna’s path to victory. Inslee led McKenna statewide by 56,849 votes out of nearly 2.3 million ballots counted as of 5:15 p.m. Thursday — a lead of 51.2 percent to 48.8 percent. Wednesday, Inslee More

Comments | More in Governor | Topics: Jay Inslee, King County, Pierce County

November 6, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Secretary of State to parties: Document all ballots you collect

Citing concerns about voter disenfranchisement, Washington state elections officials are asking for detailed information about each ballot collected by political parties and campaign workers. The request stems from reports that some staffers paid by the King County Republican Party are offering to collect ballots and deliver them to official county drop-off centers. The party has also…


Comments | More in Governor | Topics: ballot collection, ed murray, get out the vote

July 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Latest Elway poll shows Inslee leading McKenna

The latest survey by Seattle pollster Stuart Elway shows Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee leading his GOP challenger Rob McKenna by 7 points – 43 to 36 percent. The poll, which surveyed 405 registered voters this month, has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percent. It represents a sharp turn from earlier polls, which…


Comments | More in Governor, homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: 7 points, Jay Inslee, Randy Pepple

July 18, 2012 at 12:07 PM

McKenna staffer resigns after “insensitive” tweets

A policy assistant for Rob McKenna’s gubernatorial campaign has resigned after coming under fire earlier this week for some old tweets she posted on Twitter, a campaign spokesman said. The tweets, which appeared to mock Asians and the elderly, were sent by Kathlyn Ehl before she started volunteering for the campaign in April. She became a…


Comments | More in Governor, homepage | Topics: Kathlyn Ehl, Randy Pepple, resignation

July 10, 2012 at 10:03 AM

McKenna wants to ‘clarify’ stance on health-care law

More than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the heart of President Obama’s health-care law, Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna is trying to clarify just where he stands on the law going forward. In a Seattle news conference just after the ruling, McKenna said he opposed congressional efforts to repeal the law – comments…


Comments | More in Governor, homepage | Topics: health care, individual mandate, Randy Pepple