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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:25 PM

McKenna to concede governor's race to Inslee

Email from the Seattle Times just now--

Democrat Jay Inslee will be Washington's next governor. Republican Rob McKenna will concede tonight, according to two sources. The latest set of returns showed him trailing by more than 40,000 votes.

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Reply McKenna to concede governor's race to Inslee (Original post)
eridani Nov 2012 OP
cilla4progress Nov 2012 #1
Dyedinthewoolliberal Nov 2012 #3
Evergreen Emerald Nov 2012 #2
Aristus Nov 2012 #4
freshwest Nov 2012 #6
Aristus Nov 2012 #7
rhett o rick Nov 2012 #5
eridani Jan 2013 #8
Wash. state Desk Jet Jan 2013 #9

Response to eridani (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:31 PM

1. Fabulous!

Washingtonian here who voted for INSLEE! Really didn't expect him to win, so VERY PSYCHED!!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:40 PM

3. Same here on both counts!

I rarely saw an Inslee ad but McKenna was all over the TV and radio here in Snohomish County

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:35 PM

2. Great news! N/t

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:49 PM

4. Woo Hoo!



In the barber shop this morning while waiting for a haircut, I listened to some guy inquiring as to whether McKenna was going to concede. I thought he already had at that point, so the question surprised me. He didn't seem like a frother, so I didn't jump in to the discussion.

Hooray for our Evergreen State!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:04 AM

6. What a relief!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:05 AM

7. Yes, indeed!

I'll kinda miss the fact that we had a female governor and two female senators. We were one of only two states that did. (Maine was the other, I think)

But let's hear it for Governor-elect Inslee!

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:00 AM

5. Bravo. nm

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:44 AM

8. Seattle's 36th and 43rd Legislative Districts elected Inslee - @joelconnelly @seattlepi -

OFA had one hell of a voter turnout operation in Seattle.

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2013/01/25/mckenna-it-was-seattle-that-elected-inslee/

Two legislative districts, entirely in Seattle, provided the victory margin that elected Gov. Jay Inslee and extended Democrats’ 28-year occupancy of the Washington governor’s office, according to Republican nominee and former Attorney General Rob McKenna.

In figures crunched by McKenna and his campaign chief Randy Pepple, the 36th and 43rd Districts, covering much of northwest and central Seattle, gave Inslee a combined margin of 97,600 votes as he won statewide by 94,000 votes. Seattle had a bigger voter turnout than Republican-leaning parts of the state.

“It’s really not a King County problem, it’s a Seattle problem . . . his wide margin in those two districts,” McKenna said in an interview. Overall, the attorney general received just 21 percent of the vote in Washington’s largest city.

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Response to eridani (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:57 AM

9. every bit less than the 15 % more of those votes they were targeting for !

They had their hearts set on at least 36 % total Seattle vote.

They believed that percentage was within their reach.
In fact they were sure of it.

*8 years ago there was this thing that happened-it was a thing called sliding numbers.
That didn't happen.

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