November 07, 2006
Statewide Bloodbath

* Mike McGavick has already conceded and left the ballroom. His campaign has declined to make any statements.

* Absence of Justice: Susan Owens is decisively ahead of Stephen Johnson.

* The early numbers for the state legislature are astonishing. The 45th, 47th and 48th districts are trending 100% Democrat. Incumbent Republicans are trailing around the state

Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at November 07, 2006 10:57 PM | Email This
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1. Get ready for more taxes!!!!!!

Posted by: Darcy Burner on November 7, 2006 11:07 PM
2. McGavick has already left? What a lack of stamina! Bruce Guthrie and the rest of the Libertarians are still partying hard in Guthrie campaign headquarters. It seems every 15 minutes or so his share of the vote increases by .01% -- at this rate, if they can just drag the counting out for a few more days, we'll totally kick ass!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

Posted by: Jacqueline on November 7, 2006 11:08 PM
3. So I'm wondering about this strategy of supporting so-called moderate Republican candidates because "we have to support people who can get elected".

Some strategy. McGavick sucked lemons.

And don't blame me. I held my nose and voted for the slug. Most of my friends did the same.

And don't give me that garbage about him winning a primary. He was 'endorsed' (whether officially or unofficially) before anyone else entered the field. No other candidate could have beaten him in the primary without the support of the party leadership, and they already had their guy. The only viable candidate stayed out of the field.

Posted by: Republican (by default) on November 7, 2006 11:11 PM
4. I voted against Republicans today to give the Republicans a sound defeat, even though I don't like the Democrats at all. But I will not vote for a party that is determined to co-opt the socialistic left, but inject religion into their socialism. If the Republicans nominate someone less moderate, and more religious, it will make my voting against them so much easier.

Posted by: John Stark on November 7, 2006 11:16 PM
5. So, it looks like the Dems are going to have some control...what will they do? They have never said what they will do? Will it be to take my money and make me less safe. That is what I believe....and I know will happen. How long until we can be safe again?

Posted by: Dengle on November 7, 2006 11:21 PM
6. McGavick was no GOP moderate. Voters knew it.

They knew that about the state Senate GOP too. That's why they threw a bunch of them out. And they knew that Senator Steve Johnson was party to the state senate GOP unreasonably wacky ways.

These election results are not astonishing. They are entirely predictable.

Posted by: thor on November 7, 2006 11:24 PM
7. As far as I can see, there are 14 legislative districts which have the majority of their voters in King County: 5, 11, 30, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 41, 43, 45, 46, 47, and 48. (Districts 1, 31 and 39 have some King County precincts, but are mostly in the other counties.)

These districts have 14 Senators and 28 representatives, or a total of 42 legislators.

After tonight's results, the GOP legislators from King County can be counted on the fingers of one hand. 1 Senator -- Pflug 5th. 4 Representatives -- Rodne & Anderson 5th, Priest 30th, and Jarrett 41st.

This gives the Democrats over 88% of the King County delegation.

Pam Roach and her son Dan Roach may survive in the 31st, but most of the 31st is in Pierce County.

Posted by: Richard Pope on November 7, 2006 11:34 PM
8. As far as I can see, there are 14 legislative districts which have the majority of their voters in King County: 5, 11, 30, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 41, 43, 45, 46, 47, and 48. (Districts 1, 31 and 39 have some King County precincts, but are mostly in the other counties.)

These districts have 14 Senators and 28 representatives, or a total of 42 legislators.

After tonight's results, the GOP legislators from King County can be counted on the fingers of one hand. 1 Senator -- Pflug 5th. 4 Representatives -- Rodne & Anderson 5th, Priest 30th, and Jarrett 41st.

This gives the Democrats over 88% of the King County delegation.

Pam Roach and her son Dan Roach may survive in the 31st, but most of the 31st is in Pierce County.

Posted by: Richard Pope on November 7, 2006 11:34 PM
9. It's great to be in the 5th Leg. District. We always send great people. and this year Rodne and Anderson weren't even challenged by the democrats. It's one of a few good reasons that makes one feel much saner to be living here in Sammamish.

Posted by: Michele on November 7, 2006 11:48 PM
10. Why don't the libs (now really far left wacko's) understand that when "rich" people have money and the government takes it then noone wins and when they have it they invest it...thus making money for them and the "poor", who the dems so love to make into victims. Such bullshit!.

Our enemy's know that we are now less safe and will pick at us and try to kill America, because they know the ideals that made us the country we are, are no longer believed in by a large percentage of the US. They know most will look to be tolerant of them, until they slice their throat. Hell they know that the far left embrace a ELF member burning down a home or two. Death and destruction is OK because the US is evil and bad, any socialist, marxist, islamic facist way is good. They are just a victim, like people of color (black or latino, not asians) that the Dem party says is wronged. I'm just waiting for the communtiy to wake up and realize that just because someone says a statement is truth, doesn't mean it is fact or any resemblence of the truth.

Posted by: Dengle on November 7, 2006 11:48 PM
11. where's alpha and his words of insight?

Posted by: dinesh on November 8, 2006 12:01 AM
12. where's alpha?
probably doing a refi to pay for upcoming taxes, out buying a prayer rug & moving off of 40% of his property for upcoming Dem "progressive" WA legislation.

Posted by: jimmie-howya-doin on November 8, 2006 01:53 AM
13. 4. I voted against Republicans today to give the Republicans a sound defeat, even though I don't like the Democrats at all. But I will not vote for a party that is determined to co-opt the socialistic left, but inject religion into their socialism. If the Republicans nominate someone less moderate, and more religious, it will make my voting against them so much easier.

Somehow, I don't imagine anyone shaping a platform with you in mind.

Posted by: South County on November 8, 2006 07:52 AM
14. These RINO arguments don't hold any water. Luke Esser was not a RINO and he went down in defeat. Nominating candidates even more conservative in this state will only ensure they get defeated by an even larger margin. The only way the GOP will ever win here is for things to get much worse before they get better, and then finally the voters might wake up.

Posted by: Palouse on November 8, 2006 08:53 AM
15. Palouse, same old tired rhetoric. The 'RINO arguments', as you put it is once again sorely misrepresented in you statement.

Let me restate it so you narrow minded liberals can get it:

-Conservatives can't get elected in this state BECAUSE THEY LACK THE SUPPORT OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY LEADERSHIP.

-Liberals in the party, or 'moderates' as most of you refer to them, can't get elected BECAUSE NOBODY LIKES THEM.

Are you getting it yet?

Posted by: Republican (by default) on November 8, 2006 12:28 PM
16. Luke Esser didn't run on conservatism in this election. His ads sounded like he was trying to be too much like Rodney Tom.

Posted by: Michelle on November 8, 2006 05:27 PM
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