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The art of Jay Inslee: donors get sketch
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee has been making a pitch to regular donors - give him money and he'll send you a drawing once a month.
He calls it "The J Team."
We at Politics Northwest have been curious to see the former Bainbridge Island Congressman's artistic side, and today one of Inslee's donors shared his first creation: an impressionistic colored-pencil drawing of a Lopez Island beach.
"I promised you a sketch every month for joining the J-Team -- and am excited to share my first J-Team drawing," Inslee said in an email message to donors, adding "it's because of you that we're running one of the most competitive races in the nation and because of you I'm so confident we'll win this November."
Jaime Smith, Inslee's campaign spokesperson, said Inslee "doodles all the time" and likes to keep colored pencils and paper on hand wherever he goes.
"This is Jay's sanity mechanism. Some people smoke. He draws," Smith said.
No word yet on whether Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna is preparing a counter-sculpture.
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