Rob Mckenna

Rob McKenna
4:41 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Wash. GOP Standard-Bearer McKenna Launches New Website

Washington Office of the Attorney General

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 4:36 pm

Former Washington Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor Rob McKenna is back in the public eye. McKenna launched a political website and blog Monday called Smarter Government Washington.

McKenna says he has no plans to run for office, but wants to stay in touch with the many supporters he's gathered over the years.

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Northwest News
9:29 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Washington Race for Governor Too Close to Call

It’s déjà vu. Once again, Washington’s race for governor is too close to call. Democrat Jay Inslee leads Republican Rob McKenna by nearly three percentage points with just over half the expected ballots counted.

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Wash. Governor Candidates
5:03 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

One-On-One With Washington's Candidates For Governor

Democrat Jay Inslee
Christina Salerno TVW

Ballots are arriving in the mail. And a new poll shows the race for Washington governor is a virtual dead heat. Whoever is elected will inherit a budget shortfall along with a court order to spend more on education.

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Governor Candidates On Taxes
5:28 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Wash. Governor Candidates Vow No New Taxes -- With Caveats

Republican candidate for governor Rob McKenna speaks at an NFIB endorsement event near Olympia.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Ballots are about to go out in Washington. In the race for governor, both candidates are pledging to veto tax hikes. But Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee also leave themselves some wiggle room.

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Wash. Governor Race Issues
4:37 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Public Employee Pay Raises Become Issue In Wash. Governor’s Race

Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna squared off in Yakima on October 2.
KCTS 9 video

The issue of pay raises for public employees is quickly becoming an issue in Washington’s race for governor. There’s much to debate including: a cost of living increase for teachers, a dollar-an-hour pay hike for unionized homecare workers, and an end to a 3 percent pay cut for state workers.

At the last governor’s debate, Republican Rob McKenna attacked Democrat Jay Inslee’s record as a state lawmaker in the early 1990s.

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Washington Governor Race
6:18 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Washington's "Blue Tide" Creates Challenges For McKenna

Photo of Republican Rob McKenna.
Photo Credit: Washington State Attorney General's Office/Wiki Commons

As the presidential candidates prepare for Wednesday night’s debate, polls show President Obama averages a 15-point advantage in Washington over Republican rival Mitt Romney. Washington’s open race for governor is much closer. The two candidates in that contest met Tuesday night in Yakima for a fiery third debate. But the polls highlight a reality for Republican Rob McKenna: he’ll have to woo a good number of Obama voters if he’s to become Washington’s first G-O-P governor in nearly 30 years.

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Wash. Budget Shortfall
5:06 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Reality Check: New Wash. Governor Faces $1B Shortfall, $1B Education Bill

One of these two men will likely confront a $2 billion problem next January.
Campaign photos

Both candidates for Washington governor have pledged to drive more money into education – without raising taxes. But the state faces a $1 billion shortfall in the next two year budget cycle. Plus, a recent Supreme Court ruling requires the state to come up with another $1 billion for schools.

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Wash. Gubernatorial Debate
4:53 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Wash. Governor Candidates To Meet For Third Debate

Rob McKenna (L) and Jay Inslee will square off in Yakima on Tuesday night for their third official debate.
KATU

The candidates for Washington governor will square off in Yakima Tuesday night for their third official debate. Polls give Democrat Jay Inslee a slight lead over Republican Rob McKenna.

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Washington Primary Election
5:05 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Final Hours Before Wash. Primary Election

The most closely-watched primary race is for Washington’s first new governor in eight years. It’s dominated by two candidates: Republican Rob McKenna is the state’s attorney general. Democrat Jay Inslee stepped down from his seat in Congress in March to run for governor.

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McKenna's Education Funding Plan
6:24 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

McKenna Proposes Cap On Non-Education Spending To Fund Education

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna outlines his education funding plan in Tacoma.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Washington Republican candidate for governor Rob McKenna proposes to increase funding for public schools by capping all non-education state spending. That’s just one piece of an education funding plan he unveiled Tuesday.

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