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The Today File

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July 15, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Counties to be reimbursed for election to fill Inslee’s seat in Congress

Nearly $800,000 of taxpayer money will go toward reimbursing King, Snohomish and Kitsap counties for expenses related to a special election triggered by Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to quit Congress to campaign for governor, The (Everett) Herald reports.

Checks should be sent this month. King County will receive a bulk of the money at about $529,057. Snohomish County will receive $106,576 and Kitsap County will receive $55,706. The amounts are tied to the number of registered voters in the district.

The state also spent $100,000 for a voter-education campaign.

Withe seven months left in his term, Inslee resigned his congressional seat on March 20, 2012 to campaign against Republican Rob McKenna.

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