Political tidbits Part 2

August 21st, 2008 by Ken

Republicans elect Romero – – That’s not quite accurate but its close as it can be to accuracy.  Republicans, who voted for Robin Edmondson in the primary election, in fact, cast their vote for Sandra Romero. 

Romero topped Jon Halvorson in the race for the District 2 County Commission seat and will compete with Edmondson for the $104,000 a year job.  Unfortunately for the Republicans, Edmondson can’t win countywide in November and the seat will go to Romero. 

If Republicans had used any sense, they would have voted for Halvorson, and at least we would have had a more moderate Democrat on the county commission.  Now, however, we’re left with the radical environmental policies of Romero for at least the next four years.

Thurston County Auditor Kim Wyman thinks that when all votes are counted, Thurston County will have a voter turnout in the high 40 percent range.  That’s good for a primary election.  Interest in all of the contests, particularly for court seats, and the Top Two Primary system were touted as the reasons for the high turnout.

Dino Rossi supporters are cheered by the fact that incumbent Governor Christine (call me Chris) Gregoire was held to less than 50 percent of the vote.  While the counting continues, currently Gregoire has 49 percent of the vote to Rossi’s 45 percent. 

I don’t think that’s anything to cheer about.  Making up a four percent gap isn’t going to be easy.  It looks to me like Gregoire is going to slip into office again.  (Much depends on the vote counting in King County however.)

See elsewhere on this page the story “Rossi can’t win.”

The Kickoff  for the William Bayness campaign for District Court Judge will be August 27 at the LBA Park beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Come and meet the candidate and see why I’ve thrown my support behind this outstanding young man.

Posted in Local Politics, The Real News

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