GOP makes gains just about everywhere but here

Updated 9 a.m. While the U.S. Senate race between Patty Murray and Dino Rossi remains too close to call this morning, Murray (D) still holds an edge. In our U.S. congressional district, Jim McDermott (D), as is customary, was reelected easily with 81% of the vote.

Here in the 36th District, state house incumbent Mary Lou Dickerson (D) won handily with 79% of the vote, and state senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D) all but swept with 82%. Next door in the 43rd District (Fremont and Wallingford), incumbent Frank Chopp (D) won with 84%. Our area here in North Seattle historically votes Democrat, in fact, it’s one of the bluest areas of the state.

The state income tax was voted down, as well as both liquor initiatives. You can get the full results on SeattleTimes.com right here.

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Scott
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Scott

Yes, here in Bizerkley North the usual suspects are still there, but a bit neutered. I hear Seattle residents are “highly educated” people. Yup, by uber-liberal college profs that still feel the wrong folks have implemented communism/socialism etc. What scares people about personal responsibilities? Keeping more of their money they earned? Is Chris Matthews good 4 America? Good old King county, still carrying the democrats water, chock full of guilty white folks. That’s how I feel. Feelings. I have ’em too

Temp
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Temp

The seattle times website does not show the 2nd liquor initiative as defeated yet.

My
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My

Oh Norwegian, how can you have feelings when you clearly have no heart?

Bark More, Wag Less
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Bark More, Wag Less

Hey, I voted Democrat, but also voted for 1053 and against 1098; I like my Dems on a leash.

reasonable debate
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reasonable debate

Norwegian, I would understand your comments if the opponents for Kohl-Wells and Dickerson were strong/serious politicians (and were still handily voted down), but they really weren’t. I would be happy, anxious even, to consider another rep besides Dickerson, but Jill England wasn’t it. The 36th district republicans need to develop their bench.

Boardbrown
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Boardbrown

Governor Gregoire looked really down in the dumps last night on the news. We’ve voted for no tax hikes at all…which means the legislature sessions will be completely devoid of any discussion on raising govt revenue, and all about cutting services. It’s gonna be a rough few years to say the least. Tighten our belts and hope for the best.

Barfly
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Barfly

Yes, SIEU members are crying in their pension funds……

Anonymous
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Anonymous

At least we’re smart enough to not vote for people who will continue to decimate the middle class and workers so that the billionaires can add a few more billion to their bank accounts.
If you want to keep more of your “money that you earned” you should never vote for a republican. They will outspend everyone, give more breaks to the super rich, let the corporations export jobs, privatize all profits while socializing the risk, cut the basic necessities that a functioning society needs, and leave us and our kids holding the bill. F that.

Noid
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Noid

TN – lil aquavit in the AMs never hurt anyone. Yeah liver.

ESTech89
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ESTech89

Yeah, those housekeepers are SO overpaid.

Puhleez.

Dweezil
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Dweezil

I am glad I am not a government worker at any level right now. The cuts are indeed on the way.

Michp
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Michp

Don’t

Fred
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Fred

Her backers in the state workers unions are gonna be p’o’d that their slush fund, 1098, didn’t come through.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

And the problem is?

David
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David

Mary Lou Dickerson is lucky she’s in the district she is – she’s the worst – and I’m a Democrat! She just goes with the wind and proposes stupid things that aren’t completely thought out. I actually voted against her.

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