Category Archive for 'local politics'

Election 2009 Summary

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

It is worth breaking the summary down into “national” to me and “local” to me. Local means interesting stuff in Washington state.
On the national front, things didn’t quite go like I expected, but not too far off. In Virginia, it has been clear for some time that McDonald [...]

The Dow Tao of Susan Hutchison

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Poll Analysis: Washington State I-1033 & R-71, King County Executive and Seattle Mayor

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

There were some polls released today that should be of interest for Washington state folks.
The Washington Poll released some key results for the upcoming ongoing election. Initiative 1033 and Referendum 71 were polled statewide on a sample of 724 individuals. They also polled the King County Executive race [...]

Susan Hutchison’s Little White Evangelical Lie

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Susan Hutchison is running against Dow Constantine for King County Executive here in Washington state. One of the odd things about this race is that it is called a “non-partisan” race. That’s simply nonsense.
The Democratic candidate, Dow Constantine, is a self-avowed progressive.
Susan Hutchison? [...]

Darcy Burner Earned THE Harvard Economics Degree

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Subtitle: LIAR GATE and How it Relates to Lying Dave Reichert
Many have addressed the Neocon lying smear campaign belittling the Economics degree Darcy Burner earned from Harvard University, including Goldy at, the Huffington Post, and even Harvard University Professor Harry Lewis.
Given that most have discussed details about a “concentration” in Economics at Harvard and [...]

One Day Only: Stop Unwanted Pregnancies

Monday, February 25th, 2008

King County has a program to surgically stop unwanted pregnancies. The one-day program is tomorrow.
Here’s how it works:

King County will issue 200 vouchers for free spay or neuter surgeries. The vouchers will be available on an in-person, first-come, first-served basis starting tomorrow at the King County animal shelters in Kent [...]

Poll Analysis: Satterberg Probably Successful in Purchasing His First Election

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

A new SurveyUSA poll of 624 King County voters, 34% of whom have already cast a ballot, looks at the King County Prosecutor’s race.
The poll shows Satterberg with a remarkable 50% to 42% lead with just 8% undecided. I ran 100,000 simulated elections of 624 voters each voting [...]

Am I Picking Up Jane Hague’s Tab?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Larry Mitchell
Redmond Prosecutor
P.O. Box 97010
Redmond, WA 98073-9710
c/o City Clerk
Cc: King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Dear Mr. Mitchell,
Is the City of Redmond picking up the tab by prosecuting Jane Hague for drunk driving?
I asked this question of someone who works in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office and he thought perhaps so—that normally [...]

Noemie’s Richard Pope Interview

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Noemie Maxwell at Washblog posts a very interesting interview with King County Council candidate Richard Pope.
If you are a voter in the county district or are just interested in cutting through the political hyperbole (namely, the Wingnut crap being flung Richard’s way), check-out the interview.

Satterberg and Hague Sittin’ in a Fund-raiser

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Supposedly, Dan Satterberg, the GOP Candidate for King County Prosecutor, is independent. Sure…it looks like he was making partisan decisions while serving on the King County Canvassing board during the 2004 gubernatorial election. Yeah…he refused to prosecute GOP operative Lori Sotelo for falsely disenfranchising thousands of voters. But…none of [...]

Councilmember McCranium

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Jimmy rocks. And he just might just be the newest member of the Richland, WA city council.
Go Jimmy!
Update: The mainstream media notices.

93% Probability of a Bill Sherman Win

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

This evening I pointed out at Horses Ass that a new poll puts Bill Sherman ahead of Dan Satterberg 49% to 43% in the race for King County Prosecutor. The result comes from a KING 5-commissioned poll, and the crosstabs are available here.
I added an update pointing out that

Statistically, the meaning [...]

I Know Why the Gadfly Files

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

Today’s Seattle P-I covers the candidate filings for this year’s elections. And, once again, blog commenter and political troublemaker, Richard Pope’s name comes up:

Serial candidate and municipal gadfly Richard Pope filed against Councilwoman Jane Hague, R-Kirkland. Although he has run as a Republican in several past races, Pope is a Democrat this time.

My reaction [...]

For Whom the Tolls Bill

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Having grown up using the Illinois toll roads, I really hate tolls. But I hate traffic jams, pot holes, unsafe highways, collapsed highway infrastructure, and sinking floating bridges even worse than tolls. So, perhaps this solution to funding our regional transportation infrastructure will grow on me.

A report prepared at the direction [...]

The Dirty Little Secrets that Republicans Hide

Friday, December 8th, 2006

I’m shocked. shocked, I tell you!
Last week we learned that a prominent King County Republican had difficulties with his sexual urges.
So much for the party of family values.
Now we learn that this same guy, while serving as the bookkeeper for King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng’s campaign, swiped $72,000.

In a letter [...]

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