SEATTLE– The candidates for governor made their final pitches to voters on Monday. Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Bill Bryant both rallied voters in this last day of campaigning.
Inslee has had the edge the entire campaign season, but Bryant has been crisscrossing the state hoping to convince voters that it’s time for a change.
“I’m going to be a much more activist, engaged governor,” said Bryant at a tailgate event before Monday night's Seahawks game. "I’m going to focus on education. I’m going to focus on traffic congestion. I’m going to focus on mental health and homelessness."
Bryant has tried to get traction on problems at Western State Hospital and the Department of Corrections' early release of state prisoners, but, according to polls, Inslee’s chances for re-election are quite good.
“This state’s on a roll,” Inslee said Monday at a rally in Tacoma. “We’re building roads, we’re building schools. We’re building a stronger economy.”
This recent RealClear Politics average of the major polls shows an 8.5 point advantage for Inslee.