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Rep. Jay Inslee in 2008 (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Final Debate Between McKenna And Inslee Tuesday

The state’s candidates for governor face off Tuesday night in Seattle for their final debate before the November election. Inslee leads the latest Elway Poll but within the margin of error.

CBS Seattle–10/15/2012

Baggage Screening Act Press Conference

Inslee, McKenna Square Off In Yakima

Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee sparred over taxes, immigration and health insurance Tuesday in the third debate of their tight race for governor. Recent polls show Inslee has opened a slight lead in this Democratic-leaning state. Both candidates are seeking to replace Democrat Chris Gregoire, who did not seek a third term.

CBS Seattle–10/03/2012

(photo courtesy WSDOT)

High Court Rejects Parties’ Appeal Of Washington’s Top-Two Primary

The Supreme Court has declined to take a new look at Washington state’s top-two primary system amid complaints from political parties that it interferes with their rights.

CBS Seattle–10/01/2012

President Barack Obama (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama, Romney Make Pitches To Voters On ’60 Minutes’

In separate interviews, President Barack Obama and his challenger, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, discuss the election year’s hot button issues. Steve Kroft interviews Obama. Scott Pelley interviews Romney.

CBS Seattle–09/24/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Romney Paid 14.1% In Federal Taxes For 2011

Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, paid $1.94 million in federal taxes on last year’s income of $13.7 million, for an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, his campaign said Friday.

CBS Seattle–09/21/2012

Troy Kelley (picture courtesy of www.wa.gov)

State Auditor Candidate Once Accused Of Theft

The Democratic candidate for state auditor was once accused of stealing artwork from the offices of a company where he previously worked, according to court documents. That allegation was one of several questionable details raised Thursday about state Rep. Troy Kelley. Campaign workers for his Republican opponent, James Watkins, uncovered many of the court documents and posted them online.

CBS Seattle–09/06/2012

President Barack Obama (R) and former president Bill Clinton appear together on the stage on day two of the  Democratic National Convention (DNC), at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina  September 5, 2012.  President Barack Obama's nomination acceptance speech, originally schecduled to take place at the Bank of America Stadium, will now take place indoors at the Time Warner Cable Arena because of concerns about severe weather, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced.  (AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK/Getty Images)

Clinton’s Speech Fires Up Dems – Sets Stage For Hillary ’16?

Former President Bill Clinton’s speech to the Democratic convention served as a high-energy validation of President Barack Obama’s policies — and may also have started setting the stage for another White House bid by his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

CBS Seattle–09/06/2012

Mitt Romney (R) (Getty Images)

Romney, RNC Raise $100M In August

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has raised at least $100 million in August, The Associated Press has learned, hitting that mark for a third consecutive month with a fundraising prowess that has let him outraise President Barack Obama so far this summer.

CBS Seattle–09/04/2012

Tampa Prepares For Republican National Convention  (Getty Images)

Number of Protesters Grow Outside GOP Convention

Several groups, primarily labor organizations and those supporting President Barack Obama’s economic and health-care stands, plan to demonstrate outside the Republican National Convention in the coming days.

CBS Seattle–08/24/2012