Stories tagged: governor’s race
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Washington employees rally for higher wages
Hundreds of state employees rally in Olympia for better wages and benefits.
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016
Outside View: More candidates should buck party line
There is nothing wrong with a candidate showing reasoned independence from his or her party. Independent thinking is worth valuing especially in today’s political environment.
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spin Control: Figuring the governor’s primary, over the years
Is it fatal for an incumbent to be under 50 percent in the primary? Challengers could only hope.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 5:06 p.m.
Bryant on the air with TV ad ahead of primary
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant has released his first TV ad in his campaign against incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 8:41 a.m.
Bill Bryant faces major obstacles in bid to replace Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
The differences and disparities in the race between incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee and chief Republican challenger Bill Bryant were crystal clear over a 24-hour period on the last weekend of …
Sat., June 25, 2016, 4:49 p.m.
Republicans counter Obama visit with Tacoma rally for Bryant, candidate for governor
Former Gov. Dan Evans urges Republicans to unite behind Bill Bryant for governor.
Tue., June 14, 2016, 5:19 p.m.
Inslee, Bryant agree to Spokane debate
Gubernatorial debate scheduled for Aug. 17 in Spokane.
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012
Governor candidates shelled out record dough
OLYMPIA – Even without the final spending tallied, this year’s Washington governor’s race was the most expensive in state history, and outside independent groups spent record amounts trying to persuade …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2012, 6 a.m.
Inslee captures governor’s race
Former U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, who promised to help solve Washington’s budget woes and boost its economy by trimming government and targeting industries of the future, will be the state’s …
Fri., Nov. 9, 2012
McKenna aides still confident of victory
OLYMPIA – Republican Rob McKenna’s campaign insisted Thursday he would overtake Democrat Jay Inslee “next week or the week after” as ballot counting continued in Washington’s close gubernatorial race. But …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2012
Same-sex marriage backers celebrate
With ballot counts continuing around Washington, supporters of same-sex marriage claimed victory Wednesday, saying their projections convince them Referendum 74 will pass. While they collected congratulations from the measure’s chief …
Wed., Nov. 7, 2012
Inslee out front as count goes on
Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna will continue their battle for the job of Washington’s chief executive for at least another day. Ballots tallied Tuesday night gave Inslee a …
Fri., Oct. 26, 2012
Gregoire says successors’ budget proposals won’t work
OLYMPIA – Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire served warning Thursday to her two would-be successors that the budget plans they’re pushing on the campaign trail won’t work and they’ll need to …
Thu., Oct. 25, 2012, 11:46 a.m.
Gregoire says successor will need to raise taxes
OLYMPIA — The next governor will have to raise taxes, regardless of what they promise on the campaign trail, Gov. Chris Gregoire predicted today. The budget she proposes for the …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012
Inslee campaign cleared by state panel
OLYMPIA – The state’s campaign watchdog rejected complaints about contributions and spending by Democrat Jay Inslee while a small-business group tried to boost Republican Rob McKenna’s chances for governor Monday. …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2012
Inslee, McKenna differ on economic fixes, challenge anti-tax claims
To turn the governor’s office Republican for the first time in a generation, Attorney General Rob McKenna seems intent on keeping the race focused on local issues and state politics. …
Sun., Oct. 7, 2012
Spin Control: Governor’s race drawing loads of out-of-state money
OLYMPIA – Close races usually mean big spending, and Washington’s gubernatorial race is no exception. Along with candidates Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee, who have a combined total of $18 …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012
Immigration surfaces in McKenna, Inslee debate
Rob McKenna began his opening statement in Spanish. Jay Inslee talked of “bucking hay” and working to pass a levy to build a local high school. And while Washington’s two …
Tue., June 14, 2011
Gregoire: Two’s enough
OLYMPIA – Chris Gregoire, who became governor of Washington in the midst of controversy and managed the state during some of its greatest economic adversity, said Monday she won’t seek …
Wed., Sept. 24, 2008, 2:05 p.m.
Rossi sees desperation in lawsuit
GOP candidate Dino Rossi today accused his opponent and other Democrats of being “desperate” with an effort to challenge the designation he would carry on the ballot.
Tue., Aug. 26, 2008
Medal time is over: Bring on Gregoire and Rossi
The 2008 Olympics ended Sunday with glorious bursts of digitally enhanced fireworks, lip-synced warbling and Chinese drummers floating through the air for no apparent reason. Thank God it’s over.
Mon., July 14, 2008
Lesser-known names fill out gubernatorial ballot
OLYMPIA – In addition to Gov. Chris Gregoire and Dino Rossi, there are eight lesser-known candidates running for governor this year. Some are perennial also-rans wanting to get their names …