gubernatorial election http://kplu.org en Latest poll: Charter schools, same-sex marriage lead; governor race in virtual tie http://kplu.org/post/latest-poll-charter-schools-same-sex-marriage-lead-governor-race-virtual-tie <p>Voters in&nbsp;Washington&nbsp;are likely to approve two ballot measures that have failed in the past. A new poll shows both charter schools and same-sex marriage are leading by healthy margins.</p><p><a href="http://www.washingtonpoll.org/results/kcts9wapoll_oct18.pdf" target="_blank">The&nbsp;KCTS 9 Washington&nbsp;Poll </a>also shows a statistical tie in the Governor’s race between Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:28:48 +0000 The Associated Press & Keith Seinfeld 6761 at http://kplu.org Latest poll: Charter schools, same-sex marriage lead; governor race in virtual tie McKenna, Inslee vow no new taxes with caveats http://kplu.org/post/mckenna-inslee-vow-no-new-taxes-caveats <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – 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.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 23:17:29 +0000 Austin Jenkins 6725 at http://kplu.org Washington’s 'Blue Tide' creates challenge for McKenna http://kplu.org/post/washington-s-blue-tide-creates-challenge-mckenna <p>As the presidential candidates prepare for tonight'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.</p><p>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 GOP governor in nearly 30 years.</p><p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:10:27 +0000 Austin Jenkins 6580 at http://kplu.org Washington’s 'Blue Tide' creates challenge for McKenna