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Chris Gregoire won’t go to D.C.

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on Aug. 11, 2010 at 7:00 am | 1 Comment »
August 11, 2010 12:44 pm

Gov. Chris Gregoire told the White House Tuesday she does not want to be considered for the job of solicitor general, which Elena Kagan held until her appointment last week as Supreme Court justice.

Gregoire, a second-term Democrat, has said for weeks she was not looking for an appointment by President Barack Obama, but in almost the same breath would suggest that she did not know how she would react if the president formally asked her. Today’s call apparently made it clear: She doesn’t want to be asked, aides said.

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