Sore Losers

Kelemen, Jasmina
January 2005
Bond Buyer;1/14/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32050, p37
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The article reports that Christine Gregoire was sworn in as Washington's Governor but a legal challenge by the state's Republican party threatens to oust the Democrat from the state's top seat as of January 2005. The state legislators have filed a suit last week to challenge the legitimacy of her 129-vote victory over opponent Dino Rossi, requesting the results be discarded to make room for a new election. Gregoire acknowledged the controversies still swirling around her victory, which was only decided late last month after an unprecedented second recount of statewide votes lead to the discovery, of previously uncounted provisional ballots. The new governor has not yet specified an economic plan but has said she opposes new taxes.


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