City: Bellevue, WA
NOTABLE: Currently finishing his second term as Washington’s attorney general; former King County councilman.
- Web: robmckenna.org
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.
|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 %|
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.