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posted Friday, May 24, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 21
Murray wins key endorsements - Gregoire, Royer back his campaign for Seattle mayor
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Murray wins key endorsements - Gregoire, Royer back his campaign for Seattle mayor

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Former Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire and former Seattle Mayor Charley Royer have endorsed State Sen. Ed Murray's bid to become the first openly Gay mayor of Seattle

'Throughout his career, Ed Murray has successfully taken on the tough issues, and he's succeeded by building coalitions no one believed were possible. I've seen him do it on transportation, on budgets, and of course on civil rights and marriage equality,' Gregoire said in a statement released May 21.

'I believe Seattle would benefit from that kind of collaborative leadership, and I am happy to offer Ed my enthusiastic support,' she added.

Gregoire worked closely with Murray throughout her two terms as governor (2005-12), notably on the Marriage Equality Act last year, but also on steps to deal with the state's ongoing budget crisis. Her relationship with incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn, in contrast, was notoriously frosty.

In 2010, in the midst of controversy over the projected waterfront viaduct replacement, McGinn publicly insulted Gregoire when she announced bids on the deep-bore tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

'I don't believe we can trust the governor to keep her promise to protect us,' McGinn told a press conference.

BURGESS DROPS OUT
Royer, a former TV news anchor who went on to become a popular three-term mayor (1978-89), had been a Tim Burgess supporter until Burgess dropped out of the race May 17. Royer endorsed Murray the same day.

'Charley and Ed have had a good relationship for a long time,' Murray campaign consultant Sandeep Kaushik told SGN. 'When Ed was first thinking about running for mayor, he talked with Charley, and Charley was very supportive.

'When Burgess dropped out, Ed called [Royer], they had a good conversation, and Charley decided to endorse him.'

In a statement, Murray thanked both for their support.

'I am honored to have the support of two our state's most respected citizens,' he said.

'They know me and know what I have accomplished, and they know what it takes to govern successfully, so to earn their support for my bid for Seattle mayor is both an important vote of confidence and a great indication of the building momentum behind this campaign.'

McGINN LEADS IN POLL
Kaushik added that Murray's campaign was happy with a recently released KING-TV poll showing Murray in third place, behind McGinn and former City Council member Peter Steinbrueck.

'It's very good news,' he told SGN. 'For an incumbent mayor to get only 22% - it shows his vulnerability.'

The poll gave McGinn the lead at 22%, but 23% of respondents said they were undecided. Steinbrueck came in second with 17%, followed by Murray at 15% and current City Council member Bruce Harrell with 12%. The poll's margin of error is 4.3 points.

'Remember that Ed had only a week to campaign,' Kaushik said, referring to the window between the end of the regular legislative session and the beginning of the special session called by Gov. Jay Inslee. As a sitting state senator, Murray is not permitted to raise campaign money while the legislature is in session.

'The poll shows that our momentum is building, and we're in a very, very strong position to pull away before the [August 6] primary,' Kaushik added.

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