October 22, 2006

AN OPPORTUNITY IT WOULD BE A SHAME TO WASTE:

Mike McGavick for U.S. Senate (Seattle Times, 10/22/06)

In Sen. Maria Cantwell and challenger Mike McGavick, Washington has two fully qualified choices for the Senate. The better choice is the Republican, McGavick.

Some see this election as a referendum on George W. Bush. If we did, we would be for a solid Democratic ticket. But like most Washington voters, we take our candidates one at a time. Mike McGavick is an unusual businessman-politician. He managed the multibillion-dollar turnaround of Safeco Corporation, sacrificing some jobs but saving many others. He showed a sense of social purpose in his stress on racial inclusion at Safeco. He knows politics, having worked for Sen. Slade Gorton. He has run a clean campaign.


This is the sort of eminently winnable seat that the GOP could end up having to wait another six years to take because the Right has its panties in a twist these days.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 22, 2006 7:34 PM
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On the other hand, the Intellegent-as-a-Post endorses Burner (who as done most of her campaigning in Seattle, which is not part of the district) over Reichert, an annoyingly independent first-termer, because the latter is GOP, and installing pliable zeros who'll consistently vote Dem is more important that quality reprensentation.

(Last time Reichert faced Dave Ross, who somehow managed to keep his radio talk show for months after announcing his candidacy, yet that time never counted as an in-kind contribution.)

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at October 22, 2006 9:16 PM

Just spent some time w/good friends, he's in the mort biz.

We were talking about retirement and Seattle came up. He said they're weird, I said they have a statue of Lenin there, they finally came up w/the type - militant. Always arguing, in your face.

Posted by: Sandy P at October 22, 2006 10:23 PM
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