Election Night Crib Sheet

If you’re like me and waited until election night to do your civic homework, here’s a crib sheet for tomorrow’s Primary and Special Election.

US Senator

There’s quite a list of candidates:

  • Patty Murray’s the incumbent Democrat. She’s a senior senator who recently received kudos for closing tax loopholes and bringing tasty pork home to Washington.
  • Dino Rossi, a Republican, is the conservative in the mix, running on an economic platform. From his profile in The Seattle Times: “With a small-government platform, he champions tax cuts and less regulation, calling for the repeal of both the new federal health-care law and the financial-overhaul law.”
  • Clint Didier is our very own Tea Party candidate, an ex-NFL player proudly sporting no elected experience. He did get the endorsement of Sarah Palin, as well as a bonus robocall recording.
  • Would it be a Washington Senate race without goodspaceguy?

U.S. Congressional District 8

Publicola has a good editorial on this one. Dave Reichart, the incumbent, is unfortunately just acting as part of the Republican Block Voting Machine. Suzan Delbene, on the other hand, is a successful entrepreneur who knows how to grow business (which I hope means fiscal sense) and has a liberal social agenda.

Further reading

I admit it, I haven’t done my homework on the other races. But if you want to, here are three good places to start:

Mail those ballots by end of day!


One response to “Election Night Crib Sheet

  1. Pingback: On the Ballot this Fall | Surrounded By Water: A Mercer Island Blog

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