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June 8, 2012 at 10:46 AM

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McKenna raises $1.2 million in May for gubernatorial campaign

Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna raised about $1.2 million for his gubernatorial campaign in May, according to the latest campaign-finance reports filed with the state Public Disclosure Commission.

It was McKenna's best fundraising month so far, his campaign said. In all, McKenna has raised $5.8 million, and his campaign had about $3.2 million in the bank entering June.

McKenna's campaign spent $459,000 in May, including $41,000 paid to a Virginia polling and research firm.

McKenna's money chase was interrupted for four-plus months earlier this year due to the political fundraising freeze for state officials while the Legislature is in session. May was his first full month of fundraising since that freeze ended.

Democrat Jay Inslee, who was not subject to the fundraising freeze, had not reported his May totals as of Friday morning. Inslee, the former 1st District congressman from Bainbridge Island, had raised about $5.4 million as of his previous PDC filings.

Inslee and McKenna will square off in their first debate Tuesday in Spokane.

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