State Elections HEADLINES
The Republican Governors Association has been on the TV airwaves attacking Democrat Jay Inslee over Congress’ stimulus and health care laws.
A television ad paid for by Our Washington, a political action committee funded largely by unions and the Democratic Governors Association, says Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna is not the reformer he claims to be.
An ad attacking Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna hit the television airwaves today, paid for by a coalition that is supporting, though independent from, his Democratic rival Jay Inslee.
State Rep. Troy Kelley went on the offensive Wednesday after a week of answering questions about his business dealings, questioning political opponent James Watkins’s resume.
Judging by direct contributions reported to the Public Disclosure Commission, Republican candidate Rob McKenna is the favorite among Pierce County business leaders.
Republican James Watkins today unloaded a laundry list of allegations against Tacoma Democrat Troy Kelley, based on lawsuits over the past decade involving Kelley and business associates.
Past accusations of theft, burglary, fraud and tax evasion against Tacoma state Rep. Troy Kelley became public Thursday when his opponent in the campaign for state auditor posted hundreds of pages of court documents online.
Democrats contend Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna supported $74 million in proposed K-12 and higher education cuts contained in a budget passed by state Senate Republicans earlier this year.
Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee both said forcefully Wednesday that they would not propose tax increases if elected governor, despite looming obligations to public schools.
Where did all the primary election voters go? Perhaps the better question is, where did all the primary election ballots go?
Dale Foreman, former Washington State Republican Party chairman, endorses Democrat Maria Cantwell for U.S Senate
Dale Foreman isnt just any Republican. He is a former Republican state legislator from the Wenatchee area, the former House Majority Leader, a onetime Republican candidate for governor who would have been nominated but for the seven-candidate mash-up that delivered the narrow plurality to Ellen Craswell in 1996.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna today said he supports abortion rights under Washington law, which voters have upheld twice. At the same time, he put distance between himself, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his partys national platform, which has a plank opposing abortion even in cases of rape.
Conciliatory isn’t a word that comes to mind when Rob McKenna’s contemporaries talk about his nine years on the Metropolitan King County Council.
Maybe they didn’t like Ben Harper.
Personal wealth and a willingness to use it don’t guarantee victory for a political candidate. But it helps stay in the game, as the results of Washington’s primary election Tuesday made clear.
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