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« Reply #4025 on: October 22, 2012, 11:15:32 pm »
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Anyone care to persuade me on Auditor or AG?

Reagan Dunn strongly supported AG Rob McKenna's decision to join the national lawsuit to overturn the President's Health Care Reform Act.  Bob Ferguson opposed McKenna's decision.

http://www.q13fox.com/news/politics/CRsTake/kcpq-are-the-state-attorney-general-candidates-more-similar-than-different-20120608,0,1691254.story
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« Reply #4026 on: October 22, 2012, 11:42:23 pm »
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Why are you undecided on AG?
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« Reply #4027 on: October 23, 2012, 12:55:11 am »
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Republican AG's are almost always total fascists. That's really the last position I'd want a Republican in.
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« Reply #4028 on: October 23, 2012, 02:17:48 am »
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As for the Senate, I like Cantwell well enough, but I also rather like Baumgartner as a person. He's an involved Catholic, and I'm sympathetic toward his schooling choices. Plus, Cantwell is going to win comfortably anyway, so I don't see much harm in voting for Baumgartner.


Cantwell is Catholic as well. Actually, Gregoire and Murray are Catholics too. Cantwell is a great senator in my opinion. She's definitely one of the quiter/under the radar senators out there. Speaking of radars, she's the reason why the Washington Coast has a new weather radar station - a huge help to forecasting. Anyway, it's little things like that, which really make me appreciate the job she's doing.
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« Reply #4029 on: October 23, 2012, 10:19:38 am »
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As for the Senate, I like Cantwell well enough, but I also rather like Baumgartner as a person. He's an involved Catholic, and I'm sympathetic toward his schooling choices. Plus, Cantwell is going to win comfortably anyway, so I don't see much harm in voting for Baumgartner.


Cantwell is Catholic as well. Actually, Gregoire and Murray are Catholics too. Cantwell is a great senator in my opinion. She's definitely one of the quiter/under the radar senators out there. Speaking of radars, she's the reason why the Washington Coast has a new weather radar station - a huge help to forecasting. Anyway, it's little things like that, which really make me appreciate the job she's doing.

I like Cantwell plenty, but being a pro-choice Catholic Democrat isn't really a step up from your regular Democrat for me.
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« Reply #4030 on: October 23, 2012, 11:25:06 pm »
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The Yakima-Herald has endorsed Yes on R-74, which I think is the final 'major' newspaper to issue a decision.

http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2012/10/22/endorsements-all-couples-deserve-the-right-to-wed-approve-r-74
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« Reply #4031 on: October 24, 2012, 02:51:19 pm »
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McKenna leads the latest Elway poll 47-45. First time he has lead a poll since June.
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« Reply #4032 on: October 24, 2012, 02:58:13 pm »
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McKenna leads the latest Elway poll 47-45. First time he has lead a poll since June.

Do we have any other results from the poll?
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« Reply #4033 on: October 24, 2012, 03:03:42 pm »
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Ferguson 38%
Dunn 36%

Drew 34%
Wyman 34%

Kelley 34%
Watkins 29%

Owen 42%
Finkbeiner 32%

Charter schools, gay marriage and pot up, but none over 50% (kind of troubling, but it's Elway, and he also doesn't push undecideds)
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« Reply #4034 on: October 24, 2012, 03:53:17 pm »
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Elway, Ref. 74:

Approved 49% (-2)
Rejected 45% (+8)

Interesting, I guess.
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« Reply #4035 on: October 24, 2012, 06:35:11 pm »
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Yeah, interesting is right.  We'll have to look for another poll to back this up.  My guess is that King 5 isn't done with SurveyUSA.

I know a lot of people on this forum hate this, but just for the record - apparently this poll was D+3 as opposed to D+13 in the last one. 
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« Reply #4036 on: October 26, 2012, 01:22:16 am »
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http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019526374_truthneedle26m.html

This is just silly.
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« Reply #4037 on: October 26, 2012, 01:44:11 am »
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Susan Kelleher and Linda Shaw were two of the 100+ Seattle Times employees who signed the letter of protest to their executive management.

http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/10/19/a-partly-deciphered-list-of-seattle-times-protest-letter-signers
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« Reply #4038 on: October 27, 2012, 06:20:03 pm »
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http://seattletimes.com/html/politics/2019535027_tom5th27m.html

Wonder how long it will be before he switches back to R. If it came down to 25-24, maybe that's when he would do it.
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« Reply #4039 on: October 28, 2012, 09:08:49 pm »
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The only positition I'm undecided on is for Lieutenant Governor.... Anyone want to sway me?
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« Reply #4040 on: October 28, 2012, 11:33:46 pm »
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The only positition I'm undecided on is for Lieutenant Governor.... Anyone want to sway me?

Our best weapon against the GOP is to keep their bench as weak as possible. Brad Owen is harmless. Who would you rather run against for Governor or Senator (or Congress - Finkbeiner is presumably in the 1st CD, if DelBene wins..) --- more McKennas or more Baumgartners?

I also have a deep distrust of party switchers.
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« Reply #4041 on: October 28, 2012, 11:38:19 pm »
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Finkbeiner is indeed in the 1st CD.

Look, Owen is awful on choice and the environment and probably marriage equality, but his job doesn't  have anything to do with that. It's to go on international trade missions and not mess around when the Governor leaves the state and preside over the Senate fairly. He does all of those pretty well. And yeah, if Finkbeiner wins Lt. Governor it will not be the last office he runs for.
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« Reply #4042 on: October 28, 2012, 11:40:03 pm »
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Owen supports gay marriage.
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« Reply #4043 on: October 28, 2012, 11:40:43 pm »
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Owen supports gay marriage.

Refreshing.
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« Reply #4044 on: October 28, 2012, 11:42:06 pm »
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Fair enough reasoning, thanks eveyone.

What do you guys think the county map for the pot initiative will look like? Similar to a Dem/Rep split or more funky?
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« Reply #4045 on: October 28, 2012, 11:47:27 pm »
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I suspect there will be SW Washington counties that marriage equality will fail in but pot legalization will pass in (Grays Harbor, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum and Skamania spring to mind).
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« Reply #4046 on: October 29, 2012, 12:05:22 am »
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Here is the medicinal marijuana initiative that passed 59-41 in 1998, for reference:



I'd expect at least some of the patterns to be similar. Marijuana probably won't do as well in Eastern Washington this time, but I really don't know what to expect.
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« Reply #4047 on: October 29, 2012, 03:58:18 am »
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As I've told bgwah, I couldn't bring myself to vote for Brad Owen (as in 2008), blemishing an otherwise Democratic ballot.

(Besides, he was the only candidate to be listed as 'Democrat party' rather than 'Democratic')
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« Reply #4048 on: October 31, 2012, 01:27:07 am »
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Michael Baumgartner has really bottomed out -- even his home city paper endorsed Cantwell.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/oct/25/editorial-cantwell-represents-state-well-in-us/


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« Reply #4049 on: October 31, 2012, 07:57:18 pm »
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The Koster DelBene race was going to be close, but after "the rape thing" comment and his position on abortion, I don't see him winning this district.

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Koster-says-rape-thing-not-cause-for-abortion-176661851.html
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