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The Washington gubernatorial election, 2008 is an election for the Governor of Washington and will be held on November 4, 2008. The current governor, Christine Gregoire, won the 2004 election after a third recount and a lengthy court battle, and will likely face a strong challenger in 2008. Image File history File links Vote. ... An election is a decision making process where people choose people to hold official offices. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic - President George Walker Bush (R) - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is a list of governors of the U.S. state of Washington. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christine OGrady Gregoire (born March 24, 1947) is the Democratic governor of the U.S. state of Washington. ... 2004 Gubernatorial Election County Map of Washington. ...
Dino Rossi Dino Rossi (born October 15, 1959 in Seattle, Washington, USA) is a former Washington State Senator and the Republican nominee for Governor of Washington in the historically close 2004 election. ...
The election for governor of the U.S. state of Washington in the year 2004 was a dramatic one, gaining national interest for its legal twists and turns and its extremely close finish.
The primary election was held on September 14, and the general election was held on November 2.
Washington is unusual for a U.S. state in that it only requires that an absentee ballot be postmarked by the day of the election to be valid, while most other states require the ballot to have arrived at the election office by that time.
The election marked the first time an incumbent president was reelected while his political party increased its numbers in both houses of Congress since Lyndon Johnson in the 1964 election.
The 2004 election was the first to be affected by the campaign finance reforms mandated by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (also known as the McCain-Feingold Bill for its sponsors in the United States Senate).
Election watchers and political analysts forecast a number of contested election results in a manner similar to the Florida voting recount of 2000.
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