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Governor Gregoire Speaks at Yakima Convention

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- There were record turnouts at county conventions all over the state today. Governor Gregoire stopped at three of them before braving the pass conditions to speak at the Yakima Democrat's annual F.D.R. dinner.

Tonight the governor said she has seen the same large crowds at each stop she made today.

In her speech she highlighted some of her successes over the last three years as governor including creating a surplus in the state budget and decreasing unemployment ratings to the lowest in state history.

She also spoke about the need for a Democrat to take over the White House. She believes that is the very reason why so many people came out today.

"I think people are excited. I think they want a new direction for America and they absolutely want to make sure that the values and policies of this administration are gone and not continued and so they look for a Democrat to be the next president of the United States," said Governor Gregoire

The results of today's convention were also announced at the dinner. Hillary Clinton received 18 delegates and 9 alternates while Barrack Obama will have 28 delegates and 13 alternates.

Next up for the delegates is the 4th Congressional District Caucus on May 17th.