Cutthroat Democratic politics in Washington State lands consultant in hot water
While it may not be Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, the unfolding story of a plot hatched by Democratic political consultant Lisa MacLean of Moxie Media and a confederation of labor unions and progressive interest groups to prevent a more conservative Democrat from making it through the August primary lacks neither drama nor intrigue. Incumbent Democratic State Sen. Jean Berkey in Washington’s 38th legislative district (Everett) must | Read More »
Patty Murray’s Attack Ad Redux: Recycled Video May Raise Campaign Finance Questions
Promoted from diaries. Also: wow. – Moe Lane If you have been getting an annoying sense of déjà vu while watching the air blitz in the U.S. Senate race, it may be because you’ve seen it all before. I’m not referring to Republican challenger Dino Rossi’s previous campaigns for elected office, but instead to a remarkable amount of video and interview footage from Sen. Patty | Read More »
What’s the cost to taxpayers for Patty Murray’s 911 call to Obama and Biden?
Democrats are hitting the panic button in Washington State as the race between Democratic Senator Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi narrows down to the nail-biter many of us knew it would be. How much is Murray’s eleventh-hour 911 call to Pres. Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice Pres. Joe Biden costing taxpayers? After already receiving two visits from the executive branch’s | Read More »
Washington Poll: Murray good. Obamacare bad. Voters conflicted.
If 2010 does not wind up being the Year of the Republican in Washington State, it will almost certainly be the Year of the Befuddled Pollster. The challenge Washington State has presented to opinion takers and campaigners was significant enough to warrant a lengthy post on The New York Times Five Thirty-Eight blog earlier this week. The inconvenient thing about Washington State, however, is that | Read More »
WA-08: Is DelBene hiding her seat on the board of drug-friendly Reed College?
The sordid details are crystallizing from this weekend’s apparent attempt by a group of male Central Washington University students to pull off a drug-assisted mass “date rape” at a home in Roslyn, Wash, a small town on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains only a two-hour drive from Bellevue, Wash. Although CWU has indicated it will take decisive action against those involved, for many | Read More »
Latest Fox News poll has Rossi leading Murray by a hair
The newest Fox News poll of the U.S. Senate race in Washington State finds Republican challenger Dino Rossi leading incumbent Sen. Patty Murray (D) by one point, 47-46. The weekly tracking poll – taken October 9th by Pulse Opinion from 1,000 likely voters and having a margin of error of three points – offers more reasons to believe that momentum is shifting to Rossi as | Read More »
The more voters get to know Patty Murray, the less they like her
New poll shows Rossi leading Murray by 6 in Washington Senate race Despite the opinion of a left-leaning newspaper on the other side of the continent that Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) has a 74 percent chance of being re-elected, slightly more scientific numbers continue to favor Republican challenger Dino Rossi. A new poll reported by The Washington Post this morning gives Rossi a six point | Read More »
Is the DCCC raising the white flag to Dave Reichert in WA-08?
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee may be throwing in the towel in Washington State’s Eighth District race between incumbent Rep. Dave Reichert (R) and former Microsoft executive Suzan Delbene. The Delbene campaign has been running silent for at least 48 hours, and sources indicate that the DCCC has cancelled a third of their broadcast television buys in the Seattle market for October 19th through the | Read More »
Back of the class: Washington Governor Gregoire gets “F” on fiscal report card
Adding to a nagging “what if” scenario that Washington voters can mull over when they mark their ballots in the U.S. Senate race between Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and two-time gubernatorial vote-winner Dino Rossi, Gov. Chris Gregoire (D-Wash.) finally got something she deserves. On the Cato Institute’s biennial report card to all U.S. governors on their handling of fiscal matters, Gregoire ranks in the bottom | Read More »
Doc Release Confirms Patty Murray Campaign Materials Sent to Vets by State Employee
The Washington Employment Security Department has released the email sent by a WorkSource employee who used government resources to organize support for Sen. Patty Murray’s campaign. In the email, WorkSource employee Sally Garcia asks veterans to contact Kerala Hise, either by telephone or at a pattymurray.com address, to get involved in a ‘”walk and knock” to remind people to vote” for Murray’s re-election. Garcia’s email | Read More »