Washington gubernatorial election, 2012

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The Washington gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 2012, following a primary on August 7, 2012. Washington has a "Top 2" primary system, also known as a blanket primary, in which all candidates run in one race, regardless of party affiliation. Candidates may indicate which party they prefer, but their preference "does not imply that the candidate is nominated or endorsed by the party, or that the party approves of or associates with that candidate."[1] The two candidates who receive the most votes then advance to the general election.

Democratic Party Jay Inslee (D)Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rob McKenna (R)

Jay Inslee was declared the winner on the evening of November 9, 2012, three days after the election. Inslee's lead had expanded to the point where McKenna had to concede inevitable defeat, despite the vote tallies being incomplete.[2] [3]

Incumbent Christine Gregoire (D) announced on June 13, 2011 she would not seek another term in office.[4] After Gregoire revealed her imminent departure, two candidates emerged as clear front-runners: former Congressman Jay Inslee (D) and Rob McKenna (R). Inslee initially indicated he would hold his seat in Congress throughout the election cycle, but resigned on March 11th in order to focus on his campaign.[5]

Inslee finished first in the August 7th primary, with McKenna close behind him. The two faced off, as expected, in November.

The race to fill Gregoire's open seat was considered one of the most competitive in the county. After a series of five televised debates, record-breaking spending ($11.3 million in reported donations and independent expenditures from the Republican Governor's Association puts the figure over $40 million),[6] and rolling media blitzes from both sides, Inslee and McKenna remained neck and neck in the weeks leading up to the general election. Polls reflected the tightness of the race: Although Inslee held an average edge of one to three points between June and mid-October, McKenna outstripped Inslee 47-45 in an Elway Research Poll conducted close to the general election date, re-claiming his lead from the spring.[7][8] The summary of results from that survey read, "with 8% of likely voters still undecided...there is still plenty of life left in what is considered to be the hottest governors' race in the country."[7]

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1 Key dates
2 Race background
3 Race tracking

Key dates

  • Administrative deadlines are at close of business (5:00) unless otherwise noted.
Deadline Event
May 14 - May 18 Candidate filing period
July 9 Last day for mail-in and online voter registrations for the primary
Aug. 7 Primary election
Aug. 28 Primary results certified
Oct. 8 Last day for mail-in and online voter registrations for the general election
Nov. 6 General election

Race background

On his website, Inslee noted that as governor, his priority "will be to create jobs in Washington and to expand economic opportunities in manufacturing, clean energy, high tech, biotech, agriculture and aerospace."[9] He also plans to:

  • help build a thriving, innovative economy that will form a lasting prosperity in communities around the state.
  • help create an educational foundation and an infrastructure system that will each serve as an engine of job creation while also protecting the quality of life in Washington.[9]

In early October 2011, Inslee drew criticism from the Seattle Times editorial board, which argued he should have focused his campaign on state issues and not on whether his opponent, Rob McKenna, had sufficiently supported health insurance reform.[10]

McKenna outlined his plans for the governorship on his official campaign website. Key issues included, but were not limited to:[11]

  • create jobs through "tax reform and simplification, regulatory reform, and "developing the skills and education workers need to land well-paying positions."
  • improve education through "innovative teaching practices, incentives, and flexibility that promote quality, and a variety of school models to meet differing student needs and society’s needs."
  • reforming Washington's government by "promoting performance and utilizing competitive processes," through performance audits, required performance contracts, budgeting long-term, and reducing the size and cost of state general government.
  • improve the agriculture sector by making "sure that our goods can be delivered efficiently, economically, and in a timely manner throughout the entire year."

Other candidates who ran in the primary include: Shahram Hadian, Javier Lopez and Max Sampson (who all prefer the Republican Party); Rob Hill (prefers the Democratic party); and Dale Sorgen (prefers the Independent Party).[12]

Race tracking

See also: Ballotpedia Election Racetracking
2012 Race Rankings - Washington Governor
Race Tracker Race Rating
The Cook Political Report[13] Toss-up
Governing Politics[14] Toss-up
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball[15] Toss-up
The Rothenberg Political Report[16] Toss-up
Overall Call Toss-up

**Last updated September 12, 2012**

General election

Governor of Washington General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJay Inslee 51.5% 1,582,802
     Republican Rob McKenna 48.5% 1,488,245
Total Votes 3,071,047
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.

Primary Results

Governor of Washington, Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJay Inslee 47.1% 664,534
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob McKenna 42.9% 604,872
     Republican Shahram Hadian 3.3% 46,169
     Democratic Rob Hill 3.2% 45,453
     Independent James White 1% 13,764
     No Party Preference Christian Joubert 0.7% 10,457
     Independent L. Dale Sorgen 0.7% 9,734
     Republican Max Sampson 0.6% 8,753
     Republican Javier O. Lopez 0.4% 6,131
Total Votes 1,409,867
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State (dead link)'

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jay Inslee (D)
Republican Party Rob McKenna (R)

Primary candidates

Candidates are listed in the order in which they appeared on the ballot, according to Washington's lot draw system.[17]

Potential Write-in candidate

1 Polls
2 Debates


October-present (all likely voter polls)

Jay Inslee v. Rob McKenna
Poll Jay Inslee (D) Rob McKenna (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
SurveyUSA/KING 5 News
(October 12-14, 2012)
Rasmussen Reports
(October 14, 2012)
KCTS 9 Washington Poll
(October 1-16, 2012)
Strategies 360 (D)
(October 17-20, 2012)
Elway Research Poll
(October 18-21, 2012)
SurveyUSA/KING 5 News
(October 28-31, 2012)
KCTS 9 Washington Poll
(October 18-31, 2012)
(November 1-3, 2012)
AVERAGES 47.23% 45.99% 6.79% +/-4.11 594.63
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.


Jay Inslee v. Rob McKenna
Poll Jay Inslee (D) Rob McKenna (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Elway Research
June 13-16, 2012
June 14-17, 2012
SurveyUSA/KING 5 News
July 16-18, 2012
Elway Research
July 18-22, 2012
SurveyUSA/KING 5 News
August 1-2, 2012
SurveyUSA/KING 5 News
September 7-9, 2012
Elway Research
September 9-12, 2012
Rasmussen Reports
September 26, 2012
SurveyUSA/KING 5 News
September 28-30, 2012
AVERAGES 44.33% 42.22% 13% +/-4.4 556.56
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.


The televised debate series between Washington gubernatorial candidates Inslee and McKenna ended on October 16, 2012 with the pair squaring off for the fifth time since the primary election on issues such as education funding, job creation, and taxes.[18] Highlights included the candidates trading proposals for growing the public education budget and improving the overall functioning of Washington's government. McKenna wants to bring in a "fresh crew" and end the 28 year streak of Democratic governors, while Inslee says that he could enhance government efficiency and productivity by having state employees receive "lean management" training.[18] Inslee supports expansionary economic policies that would pump extra money to education, whereas McKenna proposes a budget-wide spending cap that would direct excess revenue into the struggling education system.[18]

Inslee and McKenna butted heads most aggressively about McKenna's property-tax-swap plan to address a Washington Supreme Court ruling that the tax burden for funding public education is distributed unfairly between state and local governments. Inslee called the proposal, which is a tentpole of McKenna's campaign, a "gimmick" that would relieve the property tax burden for some, but raise levies in wealthier neighborhoods. "It may help Olympia politicians on paper; it does not help students in school," Inslee said. McKenna shot back, "Your premise is false, Jay...you just keep repeating it because you hope by repetition it will just fool people into believing it,"[18] language he revisited later in the debate when Inslee accused him of being an inadequate promoter of abortion rights.

First Gubernatorial Debate

Second Gubernatorial Debate

Third Gubernatorial Debate

Fourth Gubernatorial Debate

Rob McKenna


The Seattle Times [19]

On October 17th, The Seattle Times published an internally produced full page advertisement in support of McKenna. According to the Times' vice president of public affairs, the ad was the beginning of an experimental independent expenditure campaign aimed at raising revenues and awareness about the influence of political advertising. Although the Times already endorsed McKenna, the VP asked readers to give them "the benefit of the doubt" that the news department was not involved in the campaign (which will cost the paper over $75,000 in McKenna ads) and that it would not compromise the quality the publication's election-news coverage.[20]

The Tacoma News Tribune [21]

The Spokane Spokesman-Review [22]

The Everett Herald [23]

The Columbian [24]

The Tri-City Herald [25]

The Yakima Herald-Republic [26]

The Kitsap Sun [27]

The Longview Daily News [28]

The Wenatchee World [29]

The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin [30]

Individuals & Groups:

Brian Sonntag, Democratic Washington State Auditor [31]

Stand for Children Washington [32]

Shannon Campion, Executive Director, Stand for Children Washington [33]

Washington REALTORS [34]

Public School Employees of Washington [35]

Aerospace Futures Alliance [36]

Association of Washington Business [37]

National Federation of Independent Business Washington [38]

Associated General Contractors of Washington [39]

Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors [40]

Building Industry Association of Washington [41]

Olympia Master Builders [42]

Central Washington Home Builders [43]

Kitsap County Home Builders [44]

Washington State Farm Bureau [45]

Washington State Dairy PAC [46]

Washington Restaurant Association [47]

Washington Retail Association [48]

Washington Trucking Association [49]

Washington Asphalt Pavers Association [50]

King County Police Officers Guild [51]

Seattle Police Officers’ Guild [52]

Washington State Patrol Troopers Association [53]

Council of Metropolitan Police and Sheriffs [54]

Fraternal Order of Police [55]

State Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch [56]

Alayne Sulkin, Publisher of ParentMap [57]

Marcus Charles, co-owner, The Crocodile [58]

James Donaldson, former NBA Player & Author [59]

Mack Strong, former NFL Player & founder of Mack Strong TEAM-WORKS Academy [60]

Brittany Gibson, Stand for Children [61]

Anne Martens, Stand for Children [62]

Dave Powell, Stand for Children [63]

Mark Doumit, Executive Director, Washington Forest Protection Association [64]

Patrick Ennis, Global Head of Technology, Intellectual Ventures [65]

Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal[66]

Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie[67]

Governor of New Mexico, Susana Martinez[68]

Governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval[69]

Former Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush [70]

Mayoral Endorsements: [71]

Patrick Rushing, Mayor of Airway Heights

David Hill, Mayor of Algona

Pete Lewis, Mayor of Auburn

Lisa Walters, Mayor of Battle Ground

Conrad Lee, Mayor of Bellevue

Neil Johnson, Mayor of Bonney Lake

Patty Lent, Mayor of Bremerton

Scott Higgins, Mayor of Camas

Tom Trulove, Mayor of Cheney

Charles Glondo, Mayor of Cle Elum

Richard Heiberg, Mayor of Coulee City

Dave Kaplan, Mayor of Des Moines

Will Ibershoff, Mayor of Duvall

Dave Earling, Mayor of Edmonds

Liz Reynolds, Mayor of Enumclaw

Skip Priest, Mayor of Federal Way

Gary Jensen, Mayor of Ferndale

Jack Durney, Mayor of Hoquiam

David Baker, Mayor of Kenmore

Steve Young, Mayor of Kennewick

Suzette Cooke, Mayor of Kent

Virgil Clarkson, Mayor of Lacey

Vern Little, Mayor of Lake Stevens

Doug Richardson, Mayor of Lakewood

Steve Peterson, Mayor of Liberty Lake

Dennis Weber, Mayor of Longview

Scott Korthuis, Mayor of Lynden

Angel Reyna, Mayor of Mabton

John Nehring, Mayor of Marysville

Mike Todd, Mayor of Mill Creek

Debra Perry, Mayor of Milton

Robert Zimmerman, Mayor of Monroe

Ken Estes, Mayor of Montesano

Joe Marine, Mayor of Mukilteo

Jim Ackerman, Mayor of Nooksack

Denis Law, Mayor of Renton

Micki Harnois, Mayor of Rockford

Mike Anderson, Mayor of Sedro-Woolley

John Gawlik, Mayor of Selah

David Condon, Mayor of Spokane

Tom Towey, Mayor of Spokane Valley

Carolyn Eslick, Mayor of Sultan

Dave Enslow, Mayor of Sumner

Ron Lucas, Mayor of Steilacoom

Patrick Plumb, Mayor of Tonasket

Jim Haggerton, Mayor of Tukwila

Ken Grassi, Mayor of University Place

Sean Guard, Mayor of Washougal

Bernie Talmas, Mayor of Woodinville

Micah Cawley, Mayor of Yakima

Gary Clark, Mayor of Zillah

Jay Inslee


Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment

Adam Kline, Washington State Senator

Adam Smith, United States Congressman

Adams County Democrats

American Federation of Teachers Washington, AFL-CIO

Andy Billig, Washington State Representative

Andy Miller, Benton County Prosecutor

Asotin County Democrats

Ben Stuckart, Spokane City Councilmember

Benton County Democrats

Bob Hasegawa, Washington State Representative

Brian Bennet, Mayor of Burien

Bruce Harrel, Seattle City Councilmember

Carolyn Powers, Port Orchard City Councilmember

Cascade Bike Club

Chelan County Democrats

Chris Reykdal, Washington State Representative

Christine Gregoire, Governor of the state of Washington

Christine Rolfes, Washington State Senator

Cindy Ryu, Washington State Representative

Clallam County Democrats

Clark County Democrats

Clark County Labor Council

Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council

Colville Confederated Tribes

Connie Ladenburg, Washington State Representative

Cowlitz County Democrats

Cowlitz County Young Democrats

Craig Pridemore, Washington State Senator

Dave Upthegrove, Washington State Representative

David Frockt, Washington State Representative

Dean Takko, Washington State Representative

Debbie Regala, Washington State Senator

Derek Kilmer, Washington State Senator

Derek Stanford, Washington State Representative

Douglas County Democrats

Dow Constantine, King County Executive

Drew Hansen, Washington State Representative

Ed Murray, Washington State Senator

Eileen Cody, Washington State Representative

Equal Rights Washington

Eric Pettigrew, Washington State Representative

Frank Chopp, Washington State Representative

Fred Chang, Port Orchard City Councilmember

Fred Finn, Washington State Representative

Grays Harbor County Democrats

Hans Dunshee, Washington State Representative

Human Rights Campaign

International Association of Machinists 751

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 488 Studio Mechanics

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 48

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 112

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 483

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 77

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 191

International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 5

Inland Boatman's Union

Inland Northwest Leadership PAC

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

Iron Workers Local 86

Island County Democrats

Jamestown S’klallam

Jamie Pedersen, Washington State Representative

Jamie Stephens, San Juan County Councilmember

Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Washington State Senator

Jeannie Darnielle, Washington State Representative

Jeff Morris, Washington State Representative

Jefferson County Democrats

Jesse Farias, Mayor of Wapato

Jim Kastama, Washington State Senator

Jim McDermott, United States Congressman

Jim Moeller, Washington State Representative

Joan McGilton, Burien City Councilmember

Joe Fitzgibbon, Washington State Representative

John Lovick, Snohomish County Sheriff

John McCoy, Washington State Representative

Joint Council of Teamsters

Joint Council of Teamsters, Local 28

Joyce Lindsay, Washougal City Councilmember

Karen Fraser, Washington State Senator

Karen Keiser, Washington State Senator

Kathy Haigh, Washington State Representative

Kelli Linville, Mayor of Bellingham

Kent Firefighters IAFF Local 1747

Kevin Ranker, Washington State Senator

Kevin Van de Wege, Washington State Representative

King County Democrats

King County Young Democrats

Kitsap County Democrats

Kittitas County Democrats

Klickitat County Democrats

Kristine (Kris) Lytton, Washington State Representative

Laborers 242

Laborers Local 1239

Larry Gossett, King County Councilmember

Larry Seaquist, Washington State Representative

Larry Springer, Washington State Representative

Laurie Jinkins, Washington State Representative

League of Conservation Voters

Lewis County Democrats

Lincoln County Democrats

Lisa Brown, Washington State Senator

Longview Kelso Building and Construction Trades Council

Lower Elwha Tribe

Luis Moscoso, Washington State Representative

Maralyn Chase, Washington State Senator

Marcie Maxwell, Washington State Representative

Margarita Prentice, Washington State Senator

Maria Cantwell, United States Senator

Marilyn Stickland, Mayor of Tacoma

Mark Lindquist, Pierce County Prosecutor

Mark Miloscia, Washington State Representative

Marko Liias, Washington State Representative

Mary Helen Roberts, Washington State Representative

Mary Lou Dickerson, Washington State Representative

Mary Margaret Haugen, Washington State Senator

Mason County Democrats

Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle

Mike Chapman, Clallam County Councilmember

Mike Cooper, Former Mayor of Edmonds

Mike Doherty, Clallam County Councilmember

Mike Grady, Mercer Island City Councilmember

Mike Sells, Washington State Representative

National Abortion Rights Action League Pro-Choice Washington

National Air Traffic Controllers Association

National Organization for Women

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

Nick Harper, Washington State Senator



Norm Dicks, United States Congressman

Olympia, Washington, Building & Construction Trades Council

Oregon Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals

Pacific County Democrats

Pat McCarthy, Pierce County Executive

Pat Sullivan, Washington State Representative

Patty Murray, United States Senator

Paull Shin, Washington State Senator

Pend Oreille County Democrats

Phyllis Gutiérrez Kenney, Washington State Representative

Pierce County Democrats

Pierce County Firefighters, Local 0726

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Plumbers & Pipefitters, Local 44

Plumbers & Pipefitters, United Association 26

Plumbers & Pipefitters, United Association 32

Plumbers & Pipefitters, United Association 598

Pullman Firefighters Local #1892

Randy Gaylord, San Juan County Prosecutor

Ray Stephanson, Mayor of Everett

Redmond Firefighters, Local 2829

Reuven Carlyle, Washington State Representative

Rick Larsen, United States Congressman

Rodney Tom, Washington State Senator

Roger Goodman, Washington State Representative

Rosemary McAuliffe, Washington State Senator

Ross Hunter, Washington State Representative

Russ Hauge, Kitsap County Prosecutor

Ruth Kagi, Washington State Representative

Service Employees International Union, Local 6

Service Employees International Union, Local 49

Service Employees International Union, Local 775

Service Employees International Union, Local 925

Service Employees International Union, Local 1199

Sam Hunt, Washington State Representative

San Juan County Democrats

Seattle Building Trades

Sharon Nelson, Washington State Senator

Sharon Tomiko Santos, Washington State Representative

Sharon Wylie, Washington State Representative

Sheetmetal Workers

Sherry Appleton, Washington State Representative

Sierra Club

Skagit County Democrats

Skamania County Democrats

Snohomish County Democrats

Spokane County Democrats

Spokane County Young Democrats

Spokane Firefighters Local #0029

Squaxin Island Tribe

Steve Conway, Washington State Senator

Steve Hobbs, Washington State Senator

Steve Kirby, Washington State Representative

Steve Stuart, Clark County Councilmember

Steve Tharinger, Washington State Representative

Sue Baur, Cowlitz County Prosecutor

Swinomish Tribe

Tami Green, Washington State Representative

Thurston County Democrats

Tim Probst, Washington State Representative

Timm Ormsby, Washington State Representative

Tina Orwall, Washington State Representative

Tri Cities County Democrats

Troy Kelley, Washington State Representative

United Auto Workers Local 4121

United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 21

United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1439

United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 367

Upper Skagit

Victoria Woordward, Tacoma County Councilmember

Veterans & Military Families Caucus, of the Washington State Democratic Central Committee

Washington State Council of County and City Employees

Washington State Council of Firefighters

Washington Education Association

Walla Walla County Democrats

Washington Conservation Voters

Washington Federation of State Employees

Washington State Building Trades

Washington State Democratic Party

Washington State Federation of Democratic Women

Washington State Labor Council

Washington State Nurses Association

West Pierce Firefighters Local 1488

Whitman County Democrats

Yakima County Democrats

Zack Hudgins, Washington State Respresentative

1st Legislative District Democrats

2nd Legislative District Democrats

4th Legislative District Democrats

5th Legislative District Democrats

7th Legislative District Democrats

10th Legislative District Democrats

11th Legislative District Democrats

14th Legislative District Democrats

17th Legislative District Democrats

18th Legislative District Democrats

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22nd Legislative District Democrats

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24th Legislative District Democrats

25th Legislative District Democrats

26th Legislative District Democrats

27th Legislative District Democrats

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48th Legislative District Democrats

49th Legislative District Democrats

Due dates for reports

The Washington Public Disclosure Commission administers campaign finance law and maintains all records online.[73]

For the primary election:

  • First report -- due by July 17, 2012
  • Pre-Primary report -- due by July 31, 2012
  • Post-Primary report -- due by September 10, 2012

For the general election:

  • First report -- due by October 16, 2012
  • Pre-general report -- due by October 30, 2012
  • Post-general report -- due by December 10, 2012


Jay Inslee

Jay Inslee Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
First Report[74]July 17, 2012$0.00$826,300.17$(1,398,987.10)$2,801,491.26
Pre-Primary ReportJuly 31, 2012$2,801,491.26$255,788.41$(596,331.44)$2,461,553.23
Post-Primary Report[75]September 11, 2012$2,461,553.23$1,229,101.43$(412,053.13)$3,374,034.26
First GeneralOctober 16, 2012$3,374,034.26$2,125,043.02$(4,342,010.21)$1,157,067.07
Pre-GeneralOctober 30, 2012$1,157,067.07$1,207,730.58$(214,359.75)$222,437.90
Running totals

Rob McKenna

Rob McKenna Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
First Report[76]July 17, 2012$0.00$1,061,520.87$(558,282.67)$3,716,967.81
Pre-Primary ReportJuly 31, 2012$3,716,967.81$489,789.98$(8,803,432.35)$3,326,414.64
Post-Primary Report[77]September 10, 2012$3,326,414.64$1,061,459.45$(727,547.18)$3,661,988.34
First GeneralOctober 16, 2012$3,661,988.34$3,575,626.50$(5,046,105.62)$2,191,682.82
Pre-GeneralOctober 30, 2012$2,191,682.82$1,429,999.46$(2,072,516.29)$1,548,965.99
Running totals

Former candidates

Shahram Hadian

Shahram Hadian Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
First Report[78]July 17, 2012$0.00$20,469.83$(14,029.93)$9,446.01
Pre-Primary ReportJuly 31, 2012$9,446.01$18,705.00$(13,674.23)$13,726.78
Post-Primary Report[79]September 10, 2012$13,726.78$9,545.71$(18,476.88)$4,830.61
Running totals

L. Dale Sorgen

Larry Dale Sorgen Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
First Report[80]July 17, 2012$0.00$0.00$(0.00)$750.00
Pre-Primary ReportJuly 31, 2012$750.00$0.00$(50.00)$2,419.00
Post-Primary Report[81]September 4, 2012$2,419.00$0.00$(0.00)$2,419.00
Running totals

Campaign sites

Jay Inslee

Rob McKenna

Campaign advertisements

Jay Inslee

"Jay Inslee for Washington"

"Get to work"

"Let's plow new ground"


"The Future Business"

Rob McKenna


"What I'll Do"

"Setting the Record Straight"

"We Need Jobs"

"Good Reasons"

PAC ads

The Republican Governor's Association:

Our Washington PAC:

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See also

External links

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  2. Spokesman Review, "Democrat Inslee will be Washington governor," November 9, 2012
  3. Seattle Post Intelligencer, "It looks like Inslee," November 9, 2012
  4. The Washington Governor's website "Gov. Gregoire's statement on future plans," June 13, 2011
  5. Huffington Post, "Jay Inslee, Washington Conressman, resigning to focus on gubernatorial campaign," March 10, 2012
  6. Seattle Post Intelligencer blog, "Governor’s race: The mudslingers pass $20 million," October 19, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Ellway Poll, "McKenna Takes Lead Among Likely Voters," October 24, 2012
  8. The Seattle Times, "Republican Governor’s Association now in for $11.3 million for Rob McKenna," October 16, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 JayInslee.com, "About Jay," accessed October 5, 2011
  10. Seattle Times.com, "Gubernatorial hopeful Jay Inslee should shift gears toward state issues," October 3, 2011
  11. Rob McKenna Official Campaign Website, "Issues," accessed September 6, 2012
  12. Washington Secretary of State, "2012 candidates who have filed," accessed May 18, 2012
  13. The Cook Political Report, “Governors: Race Ratings”
  14. Governing Politics, “Looking Ahead: The 2011-2012 Gubernatorial Landscape”, December 2, 2010
  15. Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball', “2011 Governor Ratings”
  16. Rothenberg Political Report, “Governor Ratings”
  17. Washington Secretary of State, "2012 candidates appearing in the primary," accessed May 24, 2012
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 The Seattle Times, "Inslee, McKenna duel in final televised debate," October 17, 2012
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