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Democratic Rep. Inslee to Step Down, Focus on Governor Race

U.S. Democratic Representative Jay Inslee said on Saturday he would step down from Congress later this month to focus on his campaign for governor of Washington state.

Inslee, who has served since 1999, said his resignation would take effect on March 20.

He is vying with Republican Rob McKenna, the state attorney general, to replace Democratic Governor Christine Gregoire. A recent poll had the two rivals tied.

Total Cost: $58,065Tuition: $43,840Room & Board: $13,980Fees: $245Claremont McKenna, located near downtown Los Angeles, accepted only 12.4 percent of its applicants for the class of 2016, a rate that admissions counselor Brandon Gonzalez said ensures that students here will be going to school only with other top students.�The class of 2016 will be one of the most talented groups of students we have ever seen,�  The school will charge these students a tuition of $21,920 per semester, or $43,840 for the entire academic year, incurring a total cost of
Total Cost: $58,065Tuition: $43,840Room & Board: $13,980Fees: $245Claremont McKenna, located near downtown Los Angeles, accepted only 12.4 percent of its applicants for the class of 2016, a rate that admissions counselor Brandon Gonzalez said ensures that students here will be going to school only with other top students.�The class of 2016 will be one of the most talented groups of students we have ever seen,� The school will charge these students a tuition of $21,920 per semester, or $43,840 for the entire academic year, incurring a total cost of

“I am excited about focusing full-time on talking about my job-creation agenda and building a new economy for Washington state,'' Inslee said in a statement.

Inslee said he took the decision to step down "very recently'' after watching Republican presidential candidates pushing a "divisive social issues agenda.''

He said seeing state Republicans pursue plans to slash state education funding was also a factor.

Inslee announced he would run for governor after Gregoire said last June she would not seek a third term in 2012.

Inslee's resignation will not affect the balance of power in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Earlier this month, another Democratic U.S. representative from Washington state, Norm Dicks, said he would not seek re-election in November.