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McKenna: 'We're Going To Ask You To Wait A Day Or Two'

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SEATTLE, Wash. - Republican Rob McKenna spoke to a cheering crowd of supporters Tuesday, taking the stage twice at the rally in Bellevue, Washington.

The two-term Attorney General remains in a tight race for Washington Governor, trailing Democrat Jay Inslee by less than 3% as of Tuesday evening. While no winner has been declared, McKenna's camp remains confident a victory is coming.

"Tonight we're going to ask you to wait another day or two," McKenna told supporters. "But this year it will be worth the wait."

McKenna also thanked his wife, Marilyn, their kids, campaign staffers and supporters for all their sacrifice and hard work. He said his campaign's goal was to make 1 million phone calls to voters, but surpassed it, making 1.5 million in all.

The McKenna campaign expected Inslee to lead among early voters, and McKenna said Tuesday he's very comfortable with the first round of results.

"We're right where we want to be," McKenna said.

Roughly 40% of ballots still need to be counted, and McKenna said research shows later voters tend to vote more conservatively, and they expect to surpass Inslee when the final tabulation is made.

Kirby Wilbur, the Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party is predicting a 4 point win for McKenna, based on cumulative internal polling done over the last three weeks.

If he's right, McKenna would become the first Republican Governor to be elected in Washington in 32 years.

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