Kenneth P. Vogel

Legal Test Looms for Washington’s Gov. Gregoire

By: - May 2, 2005

Conservative blogs and radio talk shows still buzz with allegations that Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire (D)stole last November’s governor’s race. And a Republican lawsuit getting under way Monday seeks to overturn her thrice-counted 129-vote victory over Republican Dino Rossi and force a new election. As she emerged late last month from her first legislative session […]

Rossi’s Strategy is Key in Cliff-Hanger Governor’s Race

By: - November 19, 2004

When a little-known Republican real-estate investor and citizen-legislator named Dino Rossi announced a little more than a year ago that he was running for governor of dark-blue Washington state, few gave him much of a shot. But when the state’s counties certified their election results late on Nov. 17, Rossi, 45, led the state’s three-term […]

Corporate Dollars Buy Access to NGA Meeting

By: - July 15, 2004

Dozens of companies ponied up ,000 to ,000 each to sponsor this weekend’s National Governors Association meeting in Seattle, gaining special access to the confab of more than 30 state chief executives. The 65 sponsors, mostly businesses, contributed nearly .2 million to the nonprofit host committee that planned the weekend’s events. Many of the sponsors […]