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Washington state primary results: Inslee, McKenna head to general, Cantwell gets GOP challenger


The Republican Governors Association tips its hat to GOP gubernatorial candidate and current Attorney General Rob McKenna, who locked up the nomination in tonight’s Washington state primary. He faces old nemesis, Democratic Beltway barnacle Jay Inslee, in the November general:

Governor Bob McDonnell, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, issued the following statement on Attorney General Rob McKenna advancing from the primary to face Congressman Jay Inslee in the general election for governor:

“Since the beginning of his campaign, Rob McKenna has been laser-focused on winning the general election, and today’s results are a key step towards achieving that goal.  Now, Rob will be able to begin consolidating his support while continuing to reach out to independent voters who recognize that his ideas to strengthen the economy, increase the number of well-paying jobs and reform education are exactly what Washington needs.  Rob is strongly positioned to win in November.”

It’s on!

McKenna comes out swinging against Inslee on taxes. Comparing Gregoire & Inslee. "Ginning up" budget crisis. #waelex #wagov

— Jon Humbert (@jonhumbert) August 8, 2012

Rob Mckenna and his wife speaking now. Live coverage of #waelex on nwcn. pic.twitter.com/gL6s9bgB

— Meg Coyle (@MegCoyleKING) August 8, 2012

McKenna: "as they say in the Olympics, the prelims are over. Now on to the finals." #waelex #wagov

— Jon Humbert (@jonhumbert) August 8, 2012

Governor's race: With every county reporting, Inslee 46.8, McKenna 42.9. #wagov #waelex

— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) August 8, 2012

In other prominent WA primary news, Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell gets her GOP challenger:

And no surprises in U.S. Senate race: incumbent Maria Cantwell (D) will face challenger Michael Baumgartner (R) this fall. #waelex

— KING 5 News (@KING5Seattle) August 8, 2012

Sen. Cantwell thinks she’s got it in the bag, and is crowing about it on Twitter:

The primary election results are in: Cantwell = 55.78%, Baumgartner = 30.24%: http://t.co/hpLlcRNR #WAprimary #WASen pic.twitter.com/VXAOW6Si

— Maria Cantwell (@MariaCantwell) August 8, 2012


An uphill battle, for sure. But remember, dear: There are no inevitabilities in politics.


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/08/washington-state-primary-results-inslee-mckenna-head-to-general-cantwell-gets-gop-challenger/

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