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Governor, State of Washington
|Jay Inslee (D)||461,387||48.57%|
|Bill Bryant (R)||366,393||38.57%|
|Bill Hirt (R)||37,002||3.90%|
|Patrick O’Rourke (D)||26,771||2.82%|
|Steve Rubenstein (I)||15,110||1.59%|
|Johnathan Dodds (D)||10,706||1.13%|
|James Robert Deal (D)||9,887||1.04%|
|Mary Martin (S)||7,105||0.75%|
|David W. Blomstrom (F)||3,353||0.35%|
|Christian Pierre Joubert (H)||2,674||0.28%|
* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
The latest Elway Poll suggests Washington’s statewide races will trend Democratic blue on Nov. 8.
The latest polling in Washington state shows incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee capturing more than 50 percent of voter support, and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a 17-point lead over Republican Donald Trump.
Gov. Jay Inslee has a sunny re-election pitch: Economy has rebounded; big investments in education and transportation; definitive action on climate change. And while much of that occurred while he was governor, it’s a stretch to say he led the charge on any of those issues except for climate change, where he imposed carbon caps on certain industries after the Legislature failed to act. The economic revival is driven by the Seattle boom. The economy looks far different elsewhere. Inslee stumped for a transportation revenue package, but the heavy lifting was done at the legislative level.
Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant clashed over the death penalty, Hanford lawsuits and their visions of the state in their third debate on Wednesday.
Gov. Jay Inslee and his Republican opponent Bill Bryant sparred Monday night over education, taxes and government oversight in their second debate.
Washington state gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant stood behind a table holding 25,000 keys on Wednesday and called on Gov. Jay Inslee to release reports on staffing and other problems at the state’s largest psychiatric hospital.
U.S. Senate candidates debate in Spokane next month.
Because this is the seat of state government, it is also a magnet for people eager to exercise their right to peaceably assemble to petition for redress of grievances, even in the summer when lawmakers are nowhere to be found and the bureaucracy is less populated than normal.
Hundreds of state employees rally in Olympia for better wages and benefits.
State workers rally for higher wages and better benefits in the Capitol Rotunda as GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bill Bryant watches and chats with union members.
Plan after plan has been agreed upon over the years only to fall apart when it came to time to screw up the courage and find the funding. Last session, the Legislature agreed on a plan to make plan to do just that. Now Bryant is a man with a plan for a plan.
Bill Bryant’s gubernatorial campaign has superimposed Gov. Jay Inslee in a strange place.
Governor, secretary of state debates come to Spokane Wednesday.
The latest version of The Elway Poll has Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump in Washington and Jay Inslee beating Bill Bryant. It also says supporting Trump can be a big negative with state voters. Meanwhile, Bryant says he won’t vote for Trump.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant says he won’t be voting for his party’s presidential candidate, Donald Trump.
DEA rejects Washington request to reclassify marijuana for medical uses.
Gov. Jay Inslee has announced the appointment of Roger Millar as secretary of the state Department of Transportation.
Bill Bryant’s campaign came up with an interesting way to spin Tuesday night’s results.
OLYMPIA – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant is kicking off a 23-city tour across Washington state in his bid to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. Bryant was starting the tour Tuesday in Port Angeles and will end it in Seattle on Aug. 2, the day of the state’s primary election.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant has released his first TV ad in his campaign against incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.