I've mentioned it before, but one of the most troubling trends for Republicans in this state is that we haven't gained net seats in the House in any election since 1994. Due to steady losses, and not having many more seats to lose, the Republicans could actually gain seats this year, and one of the best chances to pick up a seat belongs to Mike Hope in the 44th LD.
Hope has better name recognition than incumbent Liz Loomis, who was appointed to the position to fill Sheriff John Lovick's vacant seat, and in a primary where Democrats tend to turn out better, he lost by only about a point.
Snohomish County has Republicans in only two of its LDs: 39th (all three positions) and 10th (the two House positions). Regaining a seat in the 44th would be huge.
There's a $35 breakfast for him this Thursday, 7-8 a.m. at the Monte Cristo Hotel in Everett, featuring Attorney General Rob McKenna, 39th LD Rep. Dan Kristiansen, and John Koster, the only Republican left on the Snohomish County Council.
The special guest is Ed Nixon, brother of President Richard Nixon. RSVP to 360-708-3899.
[Update: this was originally posted as a dinner. Oops.]Posted by pudge at October 13, 2008 02:05 PM | Email This