Well, the first Gubernatorial debate for Washington State was held in Spokane last week, and it was of course between Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna. One of highlights of the debate was when Rob McKenna said working class homeowners were the cause of our economic meltdown . . . the darn working class just could not pay their bills . . . shame on them. Inslee quickly rebuted him and correctly pointed out that it was Wall Street Bankers, not hard working middle class families that are to blame.
While recently in Spokane, candidate for Governor, Jay Inslee, endorsed Democrat Andy Billig for the Washington State Senate. Andy Billig is currently in the State House, but decided to run for the Senate when Democrat Lisa Brown announced her retirement. Here is a paraphrasing of Jay Inslee’s comments about Billig.
I am a huge Andy Billig fan. This guy is a leader who knows how lead organization and how to move it toward progress. We need that in the Washington State Senate. Andy success on the phosphorus bill was so stunning for a new legislator . . . to come in and seize that problem by the horns and get the done in such a short period of time. This is something Spokane should be proud of, and I am proud to be his friend.
Jay Inslee, who is of course running for the Governor of Washington, was in Spokane the other day. Democrat Jay Inslee was speaking to business people and other leaders in the community about how Spokane can be made into a economic engine for biotech and clean energy jobs. He started with the below quote.
I want to be the first Governor of the State of Washington with roots in Eastern Washington in 75 years . . . the last was Clarence Martin. I am ready to be a governor for the whole state of Washington including Spokane county . . .
There is more about Jay Inslee candidate for Washington Governor below the fold, but a full video of him can be found at SpokaneWatch.net.
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