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Saturday update: INSLEE WINS!

Saturday, November 10, 2012




► In today’s Seattle Times — McKenna concedes, Inslee to be governor — Democrat Jay Inslee sealed his victory in Washington’s hard-fought gubernatorial race Friday, as Republican Rob McKenna conceded in an evening phone call. Inslee, 61, the former eight-term congressman from Bainbridge Island, will become the 23rd governor of Washington state — the eighth gubernatorial win in a row for Democrats.

The loss by McKenna keeps alive the Republican Party’s three-decade-long losing streak in gubernatorial races — the longest in the nation for the GOP. The loss also capped a string of other defeats for the Republicans in the state. Their candidates were losing every statewide race except for the too-close-to-call contest for secretary of state, where Republican Kim Wyman maintained a lead over Democrat Kathleen Drew. The GOP also lost all three contests for open congressional seats.




► At — Romney campaign cancels staffs’ credit cards in middle of the night — Aides taking cabs home on Election Night got rude awakenings when they found the credit cards linked to the campaign no longer worked.

EDITOR’S NOTE — I guess they were just “takers,” too.


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