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Who Jay Inslee is? Here are a few facts you should know about the Washington Governor.
Hours after the end of his presidential campaign, announced two-term democratic Gov. Jay Inslee from Washington State, he is running for re-election next year.
“I want to continue to stand with you against Donald Trump and the rejection of his hurtful and divisive agenda, while strengthening and improvement of the state of Washington the role as a progressive beacon for the nation,” Inslee wrote on Thursday in an E-Mail to supporters, when he began his gubernatorial re-election campaign.
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Touting his tenure as Governor Inslee highlighted that “our success as a state in the last few years me the confidence that we will continue to be at the top of the nation on so many. Our versatile services paved to the way for a lot of in the next term.”
For many years, climate change crusader and former Congressman pulled the plug on his White house bid on Wednesday evening, that it had become “clear,” he had no Chance of winning the primary.
While he had reached the fundraising threshold to the stage at the next round of the Democratic presidential debates in September, he was nowhere near hitting the polling criteria and it was clear that he would not qualify for the debate before next week’s deadline.
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Inslee, 68, became the third Democrat, that he will continue his presidential candidacy this summer. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper broke last week, and Rep. Eric Swalwell of California terminated its offer in the last month.
Also at the disposal of Inslee, Hickenlooper and Swalwell, there are still some 20 Democrats in the presidential nomination running for your party.
At the announcement of his re-election run, Inslee highlighted his failed presidential campaign, said: “It was the race to represent a deep honor to our state on the national stage in the presidential. I am grateful for the opportunity to tell the country about Washington state’s successful model of the progressive action we can build together.”
Three Democrats – state Attorney General Bob Ferguson Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, King County Executive Dow Constantine – had indicated they would be interested in, is not running for Governor, if Inslee to run again.
Ferguson quickly Inslee approved on Thursday.
Three Republicans have already primary jumped in your party for the gubernatorial elections. No GOP candidate has won the election for Governor in the blue state in more than three decades.
Governors in the US state of Washington are not subject to term limits, although most served more than two terms. The last three-term Governor in Washington, Republican Gov. Dan Evans, who served from 1965 to 1977.
Fox News Gregg Re contributed to this report.