Dealing With the Budget Deal
The midweek edition of the Morning Jolt features a look at why the Washington area can never seem to cope with any amount of snow (or even rumors of snow!), another inspiring example of your tax dollars at work, and, …
Patty Murray's Embarrassing Fundraising Effort
From the last Morning Jolt of the week:
Have a Koch Response Letter and a Smile
Thank goodness the good folks at Koch are here to provide us with a lighter note to end the week. Philip Ellender, president of …
I Think They Fumbled Their Sample
Partisan breakdown of the exit poll in Washington state in 2008: 36 percent Democrat, 26 percent Republican, 39 percent Independent.
Partisan breakdown of the latest Elway Poll, showing Democrat Patty Murray 13 points ahead of Republican Dino Rossi: 39 percent Democrat, 26 percent Republican, 35 Independent.
So . . . Democrats …
'Patty Murray Is Helping the Wrong Washington.'
Up in Washington state, the “Shadow” Committee for Truth in Politics is running this ad hitting Patty Murray. It seems like a concise description of the frustration with Congress today.
It’s running for “1000 [gross rating] points,” I am told, …
Dino Starts Washington Senate Bid With Bedrock of Support
Obviously, this race is just getting started, but in Washington state, Republican Dino Rossi starts out just 4 percentage points behind incumbent Democrat Sen. Patty Murray. I wouldn’t bet the ranch on a Rossi win, but the ingredients of an …
If Patty Murray Loses, Maybe She Can Work In One of Those Day-Care Centers
Even if this poll is off a bit, it tells us that Patty Murray is probably more vulnerable this year than she has been in years:
SurveyUSA polled 850 Washington state residents, then narrowed it down to 517 who are likely to …
Patty Murray: I Can Talk Forever About GOP's Obsession With Social Issues
“Republicans made a very calculated decision to change the focus away from our economic recovery and focus instead on divisive social issues,” said Senator Patty Murray, chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
The current top news items …
For Embattled Incumbents, Those Final Poll Numbers Are Often Painfully Accurate
Let’s look back at last cycle, focusing on Senate incumbents who were washed out with the wave . . .
NC: Elizabeth Dole’s totals in the last few polls: 46, 45, 46, 43.
Elizabeth Dole’s final result: 44.2 percent.
OR: Gordon Smith’…
'Patty Murray Says She Works for Washington. But Which One?'
In early September, Democrats were feeling pretty good about the reelection chances of Washington senator Patty Murray, and with pretty good reason. In the month’s first four polls, she led by 9, led by 9, led by 5 and led by 2.
Washington, Wyoming, Time to Go Vote!
It’s primary day in Washington and Wyoming.
Washington has an odd system in which the two candidates who receive the most votes advance to the general election, regardless of party. Most often, this means the front-running Republican and front-running …
In Washington state, Republican Dino Rossi will run for Senate against incumbent Democrat Patty Murray.
A reader calls it the “best news out of Washington State since they invented the Windows program.”
Rossi lost the 2004 Washington governor’s race to …