OLYMPIA — Washington’s leading candidates for governor have both raised more than $1 million for their campaigns.
Finance reports filed with the state this week show that Democrat Jay Inslee got a $200,000 boost from the state Democratic Party. He finished the month with about $940,000 cash
on hand while Republican candidate Rob McKenna had more than $650,000.
The top candidates for governor in 2008 both raised and spent more than $10 million, and both campaigns expect this race to also be costly. Inslee had sought to transfer money from his federal campaign account, but the state’s elections watchdog is not allowing him.