As fortunes shifted in Washington's election for governor, perspectives changed, too. A look at the difference a month can make in politics: Then "We're going to...

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As fortunes shifted in Washington’s election for governor, perspectives changed, too. A look at the difference a month can make in politics:


Then




“We’re going to make sure, in this recount, every single vote counts.”


Democrat Christine Gregoire, Nov. 17


Christine Gregoire should “do the decent thing, the honorable thing and concede, instead of dragging this into the Christmas season with the state not knowing who the governor is.”


State Republican Chairman Chris Vance, Nov. 23

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“If you count and recount and recount and keep on counting until you finally win, what do you really have in the end? An illegitimate governorship, that’s what you have in the end. It’s time to move forward, that’s the message.”


Republican Dino Rossi, Dec. 1


Now


“We’re going to be going across the state demanding they make every vote count.”


Rossi spokeswoman Mary Lane, yesterday


“We’ve got huge issues facing the state, and we need to get on with it. Whoever is governor is going to have a challenge of bringing the state together.”


Gregoire, Wednesday


“It’s certainly too close to call and Dino is not conceding. This election is not over.”


Lane, Wednesday


“The Supreme Court just changed the rules. Now we will aggressively fight by those new rules.”


Vance, Wednesday