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Lieutenant Governor Candidate Bill Finkbeiner visits Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Election Day is just ten days away and candidates are still hard at work trying to win over voters. Local politicians endorsed one candidate who made a stop in Kennewick Saturday.

Lieutenant Governor Candidate Bill Finkbeiner paid a visit Saturday to Congressman Doc Hastings' office in Kennewick. Hastings made a formal announcement endorsing Finkbeiner.

Representative Hastings said this is a crucial election and unless people want more of the same they should vote for Finkbeiner who is running against incumbent Brad Owen.

Finkbeiner says that much of this election's attention is going to the governor's race and the lieutenant governor race that shouldn't be overlooked.

"Lieutenant governor, it's a very important position in our state, but it's not a position that a lot of people know about. So Congressman Hastings is obviously very well respected and someone that I've always respected so it really means a lot to me personally to have his endorsement and it helps to get the word out too," said Bill Finkbeiner, Lieutenant Governor Candidate.

The lieutenant governor is the president of the state senate and fills the governorship if the current governor leaves the seat vacant.

Kennewick Mayor Steve Young also made an official endorsement for Finkbeiner at the event.

All three politicians say they urge everyone to vote, no matter who they choose to vote for because with such tight elections, every vote counts.