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Washington Governor Gregoire will not run for reelection
Fox News

Posted on 06/13/2011 8:51:02 AM PDT by Bean Counter

No link yet, just breaking on Fox News, Christine Gregoire has announced she will not seek reelection as Washington's Governor.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: democrats; governor; gregoire; washington
Breaking on Fox now...
1 posted on 06/13/2011 8:51:05 AM PDT by Bean Counter
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To: Bean Counter

But she’s so good at stealing elections!


2 posted on 06/13/2011 8:53:48 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

She’s so good she doesn’t need to run.


3 posted on 06/13/2011 8:54:38 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: Bean Counter

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politicsnorthwest/2015308072_gregoire_to_announce_future_pl.html

Posted by Andrew Garber

Gov. Chris Gregoire is not running for re-election according to sources close to the governor.

Gregoire’s office sent out a press release early Monday morning saying she’s holding a press conference at the governor’s mansion at 10 a.m. to “announce her future plans.”

Gregoire said last week she’d meet with her family over the weekend before making a decision on whether to run for re-election. Gregoire was first elected in 2004 and is in her second term.

Many political observers had not expected her to seek a third term. Democratic U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee has been positioning himself for a run if Gregoire steps aside.

Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna, a Republican, announced last week that he plans to run for governor.

SCHNIPP

I’d say that’s worth at least a high-five and a head-bump...


4 posted on 06/13/2011 8:54:44 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Your what hurts??)
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To: Baynative

Washington State *ping*


5 posted on 06/13/2011 8:55:39 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Your what hurts??)
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To: Bean Counter

I guess Dino Rossi will get another opportunity to lose again.


6 posted on 06/13/2011 8:55:42 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Bean Counter

Why not? Surely she can steal another one!


7 posted on 06/13/2011 8:56:17 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Bean Counter

Betcha she’s heading for DC...she’s earned her bona fides....stealing


8 posted on 06/13/2011 8:57:21 AM PDT by goodnesswins (...both islam and the democrat plantation thrive on poverty)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Rob McKenna, our brave Attorney General is running for governor. Rob McKenna signed on to the Florida law suit against Obamacare, knowing that the Democrat Governor and state legislature would not approve. The man has guts and integrity to go along with it.

Rob McKenna for WA state Governor!


9 posted on 06/13/2011 9:00:17 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

I will be very surprised if Rossi has the sense to sit this one out. He is the Harold Stassen of Evergreen State politics.


10 posted on 06/13/2011 9:03:24 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Bean Counter

I believe that Gregoire was in DC just last week, meeting with Sebelius and others. My guess is that she’s “movin’ on up, up to DC, that is. Maybe a labor job. She’s sure bought and paid for by the unions.


11 posted on 06/13/2011 9:04:47 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Bean Counter
I predict she'll be indicted soon.
12 posted on 06/13/2011 9:09:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

This leaves the door open for the carpet bagger, Jay Inslee. He was first elected to congress claiming he and his family roots were from the Yakima Valley. After he was thrown out in 94 as a one termer who voted for Clinton’s assualt weapons ban, he moved back to the real family homestaed on Bainbridge Island, where he has been elected to the congress again.

I argued with him over the Assault Weapons ban one day after I seen him standing on the street waving his re-election sign. He was standing there all by himself on a busty street corner and no one was honking or waving to him. He should have had a clue then that he would be losing.


13 posted on 06/13/2011 9:21:03 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: Eva

You’re just a bit over the top shoveling praise on McKenna.

He’s a reasonably good AG, however he isn’t very good delivering on campaign promises...can you remember his first campaign for AG when he promised he’d clean up the mess at DSHS? Well, I’m still waiting. There are other lost promises too, this DSHS issue is the biggest.

I’m also very upset with Mr. McKenna’s selective involvement with issues, he’s not consistent. If you notice, Rob only plays if it pays for him.

Unfortunately, McKenna is probably the best we’ll have to choose from in this next gubernatorial contest. I certainly am glad to hear Fraudoire isn’t going to run for re-election. I can’t stand Inslee, he was my congresscritter until I moved out of his district two years ago.

I’m rather sick of the politico’s here in Washington. We’ve been under the boot of one party dictatorship for such a long time that our sides warriors are confused and can’t seem to find any voice that would position them into the front of the class.


14 posted on 06/13/2011 9:33:24 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: Bean Counter

the new Obama CAFE standards mean there will no longer be a trunk out there big enough to hold enough ballots...


15 posted on 06/13/2011 9:38:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bigfootbob

Frankly, I like McKenna because he had the guts to buck the power structure in Olympia and sign on to that law suit. It was inspiring and empowering to Republicans across the state of WA. McKenna was the reason that the Republicans were able to make such gains last year.

Now, I am afraid the the state Republican Party is getting ready to abandon McKenna to support Mitt Romney. The two are actually mutually exclusive. The Whatcom County Republican politicians have been making statements supporting the SEIU and a proposal the Dough Eriksen said would, “keep the profits out of the hands of private insurers.”


16 posted on 06/13/2011 9:42:19 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Bean Counter

GOOD news! Thanks for posting. (The FEDS and states s/b part-time with 1/4 pay and NO benefits or perks)


17 posted on 06/13/2011 10:13:46 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Eva

McKenna is Gregoire-lite. He sabotaged the election challenge in 2004. He claimed he had no authority to investigate election fraud and that was a lie. He wanted Rossini to lose so he could run himself. He’s also a liberal.


18 posted on 06/13/2011 10:32:27 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: americanophile
This harpy made her mark on the State of Washington. May the memory of her live long in the mind of all those she has offended: Good riddance!!!!!!

Merry Christmas to All - even the shameful Gov Gregoire

After this year, there will no longer be a Nativity scene in the Washington state Capitol building.

19 posted on 06/13/2011 10:43:44 AM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Bean Counter

Glenn Beck can still claim he’s from the State, right?
Him or Capt Scott Walker.


20 posted on 06/13/2011 11:04:54 AM PDT by clbiel (Hey Islam! Satan's on the line says he's not giving back your religion without a fight.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

I don’t know about the election fraud, but I do know about Obamacare. McKenna was up here in Whatcom County several times during the last election, encouraging and inspiring workers to get out the vote.

Obamacare will destroy the country, not just the health care industry. It is the single most important issue facing the country at this time and McKenna is willing to take that on. Mitt Romney is not. Don’t attack McKenna to justify support for Romney.


21 posted on 06/13/2011 11:10:22 AM PDT by Eva
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To: SeaHawkFan

Gregoire and the Democrats have a coal terminal planned for Whatcom County. The developers are all the usual big Democrat crony capitalists, Goldman Sachs, Warren Buffet and the unions. Remember Trumka is the former head of the United Mine workers.

The coal terminal will spew coal dust over a 3-5 mile radius around the terminal, destroying homes and farms, depressing housing values and ending hopes of other commercial development.

The Republicans have endorsed the project, telling those property owners who will suffer the most damage that they have to consider the greater good - union jobs.

The coal trains will run through towns all along the WA coast and are being opposed in other towns, as well, but if the terminal goes through, the coal trains will come.

Gregoire has taken over approval of the project to prevent public outrage from stopping it. A Governor McKenna can stop it, just like the newly elected Republican Governor in Maine stopped the Gateway project in that state.

Right now, Patty Murray has a bill in the Senate, along with Susan Collins and Dick Durbin, to use financing meant to aid passenger travel to fund the Gateway projects. Gateway projects are part of the UN Agenda 21 - AND THE REPUBLICANS in WA state are endorsing the GATEWAY project.


22 posted on 06/13/2011 11:21:20 AM PDT by Eva
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To: clbiel

Sorry, I meant Capt. Scott O’Grady.


23 posted on 06/13/2011 12:04:32 PM PDT by clbiel (Hey Islam! Satan's on the line says he's not giving back your religion without a fight.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

By the way, Gregoire would have had a problem with re-election because she has thrown the environmental interests under the bus with the promotion of this coal terminal. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell have done the same. The enviro-Nazis in Whatcom County are talking Green Party. People for Puget Sound and all those water related groups are mad at her.

They also say that Jay Inslee is a non-starter for them.


24 posted on 06/13/2011 12:04:46 PM PDT by Eva
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To: BADROTOFINGER; Stoat; Libertina; Lexinom; Horatio Gates; Ramius; HairOfTheDog; noexcuses; Grani; ...

WA Ping

Enter Jay Inslee - if we can't defeat this socialist job killer we ain't tryin'!

25 posted on 06/13/2011 1:12:49 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative

You’ve got mail


26 posted on 06/13/2011 11:31:00 PM PDT by LibreOuMort (Give me liberty, or give me death! (Patrick Henry))
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