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Rob McKenna

A candidate for Governor, State of Washington in the 2012 Washington Primary

Party: Republican

Age: 57

City: Bellevue, WA

Occupation: Lawyer

NOTABLE: Currently finishing his second term as Washington’s attorney general; former King County councilman.

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On this race:

Issues: Cut government regulations, provide tax relief and lower health care costs to create jobs; improve education with charter schools and additional $1 billion from other state spending redirected to public education. Supports asking voters for tax increase for major road projects in 2013 or 2014. Notable: If he wins, he’d be the second attorney general in a row to become governor.

Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jay Inslee (D) 599,135 46.78 %
Rob McKenna (R) 554,303 43.28 %
Rob Hill (R) 42,597 3.33 %
Shahram Hadian (R) 40,118 3.13 %
James White (I) 12,767 1 %
Christian Joubert (H) 9,390 0.73 %
L. Dale Sorgren (I) 8,711 0.68 %
Max Sampson (R) 8,170 0.64 %
Javier Lopez (R) 5,691 0.44 %

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Competitors

Jay Inslee

Democrat

Rob Hill

Republican

Shahram Hadian

Republican

James White

Independent

Christian Joubert

Holistic Party

L. Dale Sorgren

Independent

Max Sampson

Republican

Javier Lopez

Republican

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About 250 attend Jindal event for McKenna

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Ruling highlights partisan split

OLYMPIA – When a divided U.S. Supreme Court settled the question Thursday of whether federal health care reform is constitutional, it turned up the spotlight on the issue for Washington’s hotly contested governor’s race. Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna, one of the original plaintiffs in the failed multistate challenge, said he was surprised by the ruling but insisted he was relieved, not disappointed.



Inslee: Time to move forward

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McKenna: We won on Commerce Clause argument

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Gregoire: A great day… but not for McKenna

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McKenna: Part of the checks and balances

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