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Democratic presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee waves after speaking during a campaign event at the Unity Freedom Presidential Forum Friday, May 31, 2019, in Pasadena, California.
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Gov. Jay Inslee is preparing for his first Democratic presidential debate, which will be held over two nights next week in Miami.

Inslee is one of 10 candidates who will be on stage the first night, Wednesday, June 26. Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick talked with Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about the debate and the latest on Inslee's presidential campaign.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco on Saturday, June 1, 2019.
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Gov. Jay Inslee continues his latest presidential campaign trip with a stop in Detroit today. Meanwhile, here in Washington state, there is good news for people who purchase individual health insurance. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins talks about both in his weekly chat with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks, Friday, March 1, 2019, during a campaign event at A&R Solar in Seattle.
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The Washington Legislature adjourned its regular session more than a week ago, but Gov. Jay Inslee has been busy signing bills passed by lawmakers. He’s also been out on the campaign trail in his bid for the presidency in 2020. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins shares the latest in his weekly chat with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Washington's Gov. Jay Inslee is releasing 12 years of his tax returns and calling on President Donald Trump to do the same. Inslee, who’s running for president, made his announcement Friday morning on the TV show 'Fox and Friends' on the Fox News Network.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee walks off the podium, Friday, March 1, 2019, after speaking during a campaign event at A&R Solar in Seattle. Inslee announced that he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
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Following months of speculation, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has formally launched a campaign for president that he said will seek to mobilize the country around an ambitious plan to combat climate change. (This post was updated at 4:10 p.m. to include audio of analysis from Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins.)

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Seattle at an event held by the Alliance for Gun Responsibility. Inslee is expected to announce his bid for president as soon as this week.
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Gov. Jay Inslee is sounding more and more like a presidential candidate. An official announcement is expected in the coming days, but Inslee has already been making his case to the national media. KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick talked with Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about the prospect of Inslee running for president.

Download now   Washington Gov. Jay Inslee points as he steps into his car after speaking at Saint Anselm College, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, in Manchester, N.H.
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Gov. Jay Inslee is in New Hampshire today, testing the waters in the early primary state for a potential run for president in 2020. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins is covering the trip, and talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick from across the country at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College.

Gov. Jay Inslee
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Gov. Jay Inslee’s possible presidential campaign is getting financial backing, with more than $112,000 raised since October. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins talked about this story with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

moves toward possible presidential run with newly formed PAC
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Gov. Jay Inslee has formed a political action committee, a strong signal that the two-term Washington governor is poised to run for the nation's highest office. KNKX Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins chats with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about his reporting, and the implications of the latest development. 

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is headed to Iowa--a frequent first stop for presidential hopefuls.