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New Gregoire ads focus on Eastern Washington…

Gov. Chris Gregoire is running two new TV ads, both tailored to Eastern Washington voters.

Both tout jobs and Gregoire's work hashing out an agreement to slightly draw down Lake Roosevelt in order to provide more water for farmers, municipalities and -- in unusually dry years -- for fish in streams.

This one, titled "Understanding Spokane," is running in the Spokane area. It focuses on Gregoire's early-adult life in Spokane, where she got her Gonzaga Law degree and started her family.

"Understanding Yakima" is running in Yakima and the Tri-Cities. It's very similar, except that it briefly touches on the summers Gregoire spent on a relative's farm in Windust, Wash.

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