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Jay Inslee for president? Governor’s profile is on the rise

Isahaq Ahmed Rabi, a Somali immigrant who was turned away at the airport last week due to the President’s immigration ban, gives a hug to his family member Fathiya Youssef before a press conference by Governor Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson after he is welcomed in to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport  Monday February 6, 2017.

Along with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Gov. Jay Inslee has enjoyed multiple victory laps after the state’s legal wins in a lawsuit to block Trump’s executive order halting travel from seven mostly Muslim nations that have been identified as terrorist potential threats.

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