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Democratic response…

Democrats, not surprisingly, were underwhelmed.

In a statement sent out to reporters minutes after Rossi's streaming-video "Real State of the State" speech, state Democratic Party Chairman Dwight Pelz called it an:

"online gimmick which offered zero substance or even variation from his tired stump speech (and) is just the latest in his relentlessly negative, no-new-ideas campaign for governor."

Pelz defended Gregoire -- 200,000 new jobs on her watch, more kids on health coverage, being a leader on combatting global warming.

Pelz also describes Rossi, a former state senator, as "an Olympia insider" and says he's "a Republican in the mold of George W. Bush."

"Republican Dino Rossi also failed to mention his radical social agenda -- which includes eliminating a woman's right to choose, discrimination against gay people, parroting George W. Bush's opposition to stem cell research, and teaching biblical creationism in our state's public schools."

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