September, 27th 2011

WA Daily Bullet Points

– Liz Mair

Lots of news to catch up on:

  • A new Survey USA/KING5 poll shows McKenna ahead of Inslee, 44 to 38.  What's really interesting about the survey?  This: "McKenna’s early lead can be attributed in part to his strength in the Puget Sound area.  In King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, he’s even with Inslee at 41% each, which is significant for a Republican candidate." It's early, but details like that suggest this race is not going to be cakewalk for Inslee, something that McKenna backers have long argued.
  • Seattle is in the red.  And will be for awhile.
  • Check out Nansen Malin's post on Cantwell pushing the EPA to shut down the Pebble Mine project in Alaska.  Methinks this is going to be a contentious issue.
  • There's lots of coverage of this Elway poll re: the liquor initiative.
  • Gov. Gregoire had a car accident.  No injuries.  If that kind of thing interests you, there are pictures here. [intro]



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