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Blame a bug, not the campaign trail, for governor’s absence at Port of Tacoma event

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Oct. 28, 2010 at 1:08 pm |
October 28, 2010 1:08 pm

Gov. Christine Gregoire didn’t lose her voice because she wore it out on the campaign trail as The News Tribune reported Thursday, but rather because a bad cold and laryngitis took it from her.

Gregoire spokeswoman Karina Shagren said the gov canceled several scheduled events Wednesday afternoon including the ceremony marking the first use of shore power to operate a ship docked at the Port of Tacoma.

“The governor’s absence had nothing to do with “extensive campaigning” and everything to do with her lost voice from a terrible cold and laryngitis. In fact, the governor had to cancel other important meetings yesterday afternoon as a result of her being sick,” said Shargren.

The state’s chief executive sent her chief of staff, Jay Manning, to represent her at the ceremony at the port’s TOTE trailership terminal.

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