In the other Washington, a rising GOP star

Patrick Ennis, Daily Caller.com | 7-30-2012
Washington State has not elected a Republican governor in 32 years — the longest GOP gubernatorial drought in the country. It’s the fourth-most unionized state. Its teachers’ union, trial lawyers and environmentalist lobby are as strong as any state’s and are funding its largest super PAC.

So it wasn’t surprising when Obama carried Washington by a 17-point margin in 2008. What was surprising was that Republican Rob McKenna won the state’s attorney general election with 59% of the vote that same day, outperforming McCain by 19 points. No other statewide candidate in the country outperformed his party’s presidential candidate by as large ….. Read More