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Washington Candidates For Governor Met Thursday Night For Debate

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SEATTLE (AP) - Washington's candidates for governor took different approaches to funding education without taxes. 

Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee outlined their proposals in a high-profile debate Thursday night. Both oppose tax increases but have different tactics for restoring needed cash to the school system. 

McKenna says he would cap growth in other areas of state government at 6 percent per biennium and use the savings to fund education. Inslee says he'd like to find savings in health care growth and improved performance of state government. 

McKenna and Inslee are locked in what is widely considered one of the most competitive races for governor in the country. Both sides have raised about $10 million, and a recent Elway Poll showed the candidates running about even.

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SEATTLE (AP) - Washington's candidates for governor meet in their highest-profile debate Thursday night in Seattle, following the televised vice presidential debate. 

Five Seattle TV stations and others in the state are airing the one-hour debate between Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna. They'll be questioned by a panel of TV reports and anchors. 

Polls indicate a close race to replace outgoing Gov. Chris Gregoire.  

Inslee and McKenna will meet in their final debate on Oct. 16.

 

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