Hello Loyal Readers,
A whirlwind of excitement this week – primary elections and the Seahawks pre-season. While many of my readers are not big fans of the sportsball with the sports playing and the moving of the ball by sports people, perhaps this will interest you:
One of our star players is Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Aquarium currently has a display where a tiny little crab carries around a Super Bowl trophy. The crab’s name? Marshawn Pinch. You’re welcome.
Moving right along, I spoke with long-time PCO and honored Democrat, Hue Beattie, recently and he offered up an interesting theory about why Pedro Celis did so poorly, and Robert Sutherland did so well. Beattie contends that after deciding they did not want to vote for the Latino guy, Republican voters remembered former Public Lands Commissioner Doug Sutherland and thought that Robert Sutherland was the same guy. Case of mistaken identity propelling a sub-par candidate through the primary? Yes, this is your modern Republican party.
The last round of vote counting in Whatcom County did not produce positive results for the Democratic candidates running, but don’t give up hope yet. I’m still working on the numbers and should have some interesting analysis for you this weekend (the missus is out photographing a wedding, which means plenty of time to curl up with a cup of tea and precinct spreadsheets).
However, Rep. Rick Larsen’s charm offensive has been successful. This year, he made a concerted effort to reach out to Whatcom County Democrats, attending multiple events, asking for their endorsement in person and the results? He pulled 64.4% from Whatcom County, a full 9% higher than his results district-wide and his strongest county performance by far (Skagit and San Juan 55%, Snohomish 53%). Kudos to Larsen for his efforts and a tip of the hat to Whatcom County for responding well.
Stay tuned this weekend for some electoral analysis. Until then, enjoy the weather!