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McKenna Supports Strong FEMA

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- The Republican candidate for Washington governor says he supports the federal government's role in responding to natural disasters.

Rob McKenna in the Tri-Cities Wednesday says he's been thinking a lot about what he would do if he were Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, one of the states hardest his by Hurricane Sandy.

McKenna says we need a strong Federal Emergency Management Agency, but at the same time McKenna says Washington State must be well prepared and organized for emergency response.

"Because if there were a disaster in the Tri-Cities, the first line of response is city and county governments first responders here while you wait for the state to come in and lend a hand. So we need a strong emergency operations response throughout the system."

McKenna is currently crisscrossing the state in a RV. McKenna heads to Spokane tomorrow.

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