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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.