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Gov. Inslee missing from Washington for over half of presidential campaign

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has spent more than half his days traveling out of state on the campaign trail in the five months since declaring his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The Seattle Times and Northwest News Network report that between March 1 and the end of July, Inslee was on the road for all or parts of 90 days out of 153, or nearly 60 percent of the time.

Inslee has spent his campaign crisscrossing the county, touring flooded towns in Iowa and solar installations in California. He's also been a regular guest in New York and Washington, D.C., cable news studios.

New figures released by the Washington State Patrol show that the governor's security detail has cost taxpayers more than $580,000 between March and June in travel and overtime expenses.

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