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Reagan Dunn concedes to Bob Ferguson in state attorney general race

In comments that belied just how hard hitting (if not nasty) their campaign commercials got, Republican Reagan Dunn put out a concession statement this morning in the Washington attorney general’s race. Bob Ferguson, the Seattle Democrat and fellow member of the King County Council, leads in votes this morning by 115,083 votes – or 52.8 percent to 47.2 percent.

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Murray, Cantwell and Dicks join Inslee, Kilmer, Heck for final rallies today in Tacoma and Olympia

Three days before the election Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee and congressional candidate Denny Heck are making another swing through South Sound this afternoon, joined by the state’s two U.S. senators in Tacoma near the end of a 26-stop state “Tour for Jobs.”

The Tacoma stop is at 12:15 p.m. at IBEW Local 76’s hall, 3049 South 36th Ave. State Democrats say the focus is on tax credits and training programs that have put veterans to work. Among speakers are Inslee, U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, retiring 6th district Congressman Norm Dicks and 6th district candidate Derek Kilmer. Kilmer is fending off a well-funded challenge from Republican Bill Driscoll.

The next stop is in Olympia at 2:30 at the Thurston County Democrats’ campaign headquarters, 423 W. Fourth Ave.

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KCTS 9 Washington Poll: State’s independent voters favoring Obama, McKenna

The KCTS 9 Washington Poll released its second wave of results today, showing President Obama widening his edge over Republican Mitt Romney to nearly 20 percentage points, while Democrat Jay Inslee is very narrowly ahead of Republican Rob McKenna in the governor’s race.

Among the interesting findings is that independent voters are favoring Obama by 17 points, McKenna by 21 points, while in the attorney general’s race independents favor Democrat Bob Ferguson by 8 points over Republican Reagan Dunn, according to University of Washington associate professor Matt Barreto, who briefed reporters on the poll this morning.

That suggests McKenna’s effort to cut through Obama’s presumed coattails to capture independents and some Democrats is actually working.

Exact poll results are here
and should also be posted soon at the Washington Poll site and at KCTS-9.

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New endorsements for McKenna, Inslee, Drew, Sanders, et al

Endorsements are pouring in, and many candidates are sharing the word. A few of the recent ones:

  • Kathleen Drew announced Gov. Chris Gregoire endorsed her Democratic candidacy for secretary of state. Drew worked as a policy adviser to Gregoire for six years, including on the major agency-merger bill of 2011. In a news release, Gregoire said: “Kathleen’s experience in the Legislature and in the Governor’s office make her well suited to be Secretary of State. She has my support and my vote. … During that time she showed great leadership on a range of policy issues, including efforts to

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Attorney-general candidates take gloves off in debate; Jay Inslee, Rob McKenna up next

The first debate of the gubernatorial campaign starts at 3:30 p.m. It airs live on TVW and at tvw.org — and if you tune in now, you can catch highlights of the undercard.

Don’t be surprised if it’s more exciting than the main event. The attorney general candidates, Democrat Bob Ferguson and Republican Reagan Dunn, sparred in Spokane over their resumes, their toughness and their record on the King County Council.

Former trial lawyer Ferguson touts his experience in civil law, which lines up with an attorney general’s duties. Dunn points to his heftier overall legal resume, which includes work as

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Constitutional amendment cited in denying bail to ‘bondage room’ suspect

The change that voters and the Legislature made last year to the state constitution is starting to see use.

A judge cited the measure passed in reaction to the slaying of four Lakewood police officers in denying bail to John Joseph Hauff Jr., according to a statement from Lake Stevens Rep. Mike Hope, who sponsored it in the Legislature, and King County Councilman Reagan Dunn, who campaigned for voters to approve it.

According to news reports, Hauff, of Tacoma was charged with kidnapping, rape and assault after police said he met a woman in Seattle and took her to

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Bail campaign moves to voters

The campaign has begun for November’s first ballot measure.

A Web site, rememberlakewood.com, is up and running to advocate for limiting the constitutional right to bail. Supporters call it the Lakewood Law Enforcement Memorial Act after the police officers killed by Maurice Clemmons.

At the Web site, you can find the text of the proposed state constitutional amendment,  some pictures of the politicians who pushed it through the Legislature and are promoting it to voters, and an address to send checks. There’s also a Facebook page.

The group’s director is Reagan Dunn, a King County councilman.

Dunn, Gov.

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