McKenna and Inslee Visit Yakima
Both candidates for Washington State Governor make appearances in Yakima this afternoon, leading up to tonight's debate at the Yakima Convention Center.
Republican candidate Rob McKenna visited the "Ready By Five" learning center to discuss plans to appropriate more funds to education.
McKenna also highlighted his ideas about adjusting current immigration policies to bring more workers into the Yakima Valley.
He says prioritizing those issues first will give his campaign an edge in the coming weeks.
"We've got the right message to do that; a message that focuses on funding our schools first, and restoring funding that's been cut from our colleges and universities, a message that says we're gonna support our small business owners to reduce unemployment," said McKenna.
Just across town, a candidate for governor is seen waving his campaign sign to drivers in Yakima.
Democratic candidate Jay Inslee was joined by several volunteers at the corner of 16th Avenue and Tieton Drive -- it's the same intersection inslee says he waved signs at when he ran for the Washington State Legislature in 1988.
Inslee says the issue he'll talk about is job creation in tonight's debate and in the upcoming weeks.
"I've got a plan for economic development of our state, and it's for the whole state, not just parts of our state. I've got a plan for building the wine industry, to build our colleges, to make sure we move in high tech," said Inslee.
Tonight's debate between Inslee and McKenna begins at 7 p-m at the Yakima Convention Center.