Washington GOP pays court costs for legal challenge to gubernatorial election

[JURIST] In the wake of a June 6 state court ruling [JURIST report] that upheld the November 2004 election of Democratic Governor Christine Gregoire [official website], the Washington State Republican Party [official website] Friday paid the state Democrats $15,000 to cover court costs relating to legal challenges. Democrats had requested $48,000 and said they spent nearly $3.5 million in legal fees, but the two sides agreed on the $15,000 sum. Gregorie won the election by 129 votes over Republican Dino Rossi [campaign profile]. AP has more.

 

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