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Greg Nickels concedes (Seattle mayor primary)
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Posted on 08/21/2009 10:08:20 AM PDT by djf
After two terms as mayor of Seattle, Greg Nickels is now conceding.
TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: demprimary; gregnickels; mayor; seattle; wa2009
posted on 08/21/2009 10:08:20 AM PDT
Good riddance, you ignorant slut
posted on 08/21/2009 10:09:43 AM PDT
(THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
Now for the REST of the liberals...
posted on 08/21/2009 10:09:56 AM PDT
(Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
Political party Democratic
posted on 08/21/2009 10:10:30 AM PDT
(Eventually, Socialists run out of other peoples' money to spend.)
Now let the healing begin...Bwaaahaaaahaaa!
posted on 08/21/2009 10:14:15 AM PDT
(Everything is different now...)
posted on 08/21/2009 10:16:06 AM PDT
(ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
but he’s still trailing T-Mobile executive Joe Mallahan and Sierra Club activist Mike McGinn.
Mallahan had 27.2 percent to McGinn’s 26.7 percent. The top two advance to the general election in November.
These two will advance to the general election.
posted on 08/21/2009 10:18:36 AM PDT
(The "racism" spiel is a crutch, those who unashamedly lean on it, cripples!)
Here's what's puzzling about this. This guy placed third in the primary but would somehow still be on the ballot in November?
Here in the Sooner State, primary elections have simpler rules:
If more than one candidate files for the primary, the candidate who gets a majority of votes goes on to the general election. If no one gets a majority, the top two vote-getters go to a runoff and that winner goes on to the general election.
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if you see a Washington state related thread.
posted on 08/21/2009 10:33:10 AM PDT
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In Washington the top two in the primary move onto the general, regardless of party.
posted on 08/21/2009 10:43:39 AM PDT
In Washington the top-2 go on to the Primary in November
The two are; T-Mobile executive Joe Mallahan and Sierra Club activist Mike McGinn.
Are they more or less Liberal than Nickels, I don’t know. but they can’t be half of the dimwit Nickels was.
Ron Sims - GONE
Greg Nickles - GONE
A trend I am liking.
One with executive experience who looks out for all people and the other who rides a bike to work....Let’s see?
Joe Mallahan has little to no experience on the political game board, yet he has years of experience and success in the corporate world.
Mallahan hopes his optimism and courage will help shake things up at City Hall. What’s his greatest strength?
“My open and accountable management style,” Mallahan said. “I speak very frankly, and I answer people’s questions. And when I change my mind or when I realize I’ve made a mistake, I’m not hesitant to let people know that.”
Mallahan lives in Wallingford with his wife and two daughters, and he is the vice president of operations strategy at T-Mobile in Bellevue. One of his more notable successes was the Flex-Pay plan he developed that brought in thousands of lower-income customers and millions of dollars for the company, he said.
“I think what Flex Pay shows is my deep respect for people of lower economic means,” he said.
Mike McGinn has two qualities that set him apart from the rest of the candidates running for mayor this year.
No. 1: He often rides a bike to work. “Mike Bikes” is part of the Greenwood-based lawyer’s marketing campaign.
No. 2: He is also the candidate most set against the viaduct-tunnel replacement, calling it both environmentally unfriendly and fiscally irresponsible at a time when juggernaut projects ought not dominate an agenda in the midst of a major recession.
Why did he enter the race? “I saw this as a time of tremendous change environmentally and economically, and these are matters of real consequences for Seattle’s future,” McGinn said. “The $4.2 billion for a tunnel we can’t afford threatens our other priorities. It’s not a transportation solution, and it’s bad for the environment. We have to stop the tunnel if we’re going to say yes to anything else.”
The tunnel, he said, promotes more driving at a time when “we know the price of oil will just get higher.” He suggested steering away from the city’s tie to foreign oil and focusing instead on local fuel sources such as hydro-electricity. By developing hydro-electric power, billions of dollars stay within the regional economy and a byproduct is cleaner air, he explained.
On day one as mayor, McGinn, the former chief of the local chapter of the Sierra Club and regular Metro user, said he would begin working on the transit crisis. He said Metro service is facing a 20-percent cut in bus service, and each of the city’s nine council members have signed a letter urging Metro to nix that idea.
McGinn said he would help find ways for Metro, which has the highest percentage of city-bus ridership in the country, to reconsider.
posted on 08/21/2009 10:56:11 AM PDT
(ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
Thank goodness. What an embarrassment.
posted on 08/21/2009 11:01:33 AM PDT
posted on 08/21/2009 11:09:37 AM PDT
What puzzled me was why the guy was conceding.
According to KIRO-TV, as of two hours ago, 30,000 votes have yet to be counted. Given the voting trend, Nickels is expected to place third.
The election was Tuesday. It's now 11 A.M. Friday in Seattle. Why are they still counting votes? Do you know?
Ron Sims is GONE? When did that happen?
posted on 08/21/2009 12:13:50 PM PDT
Great news for a Friday or any day! Not that his replacement will be much better. But I’m celebrating this one while I can. HA!
posted on 08/21/2009 12:22:39 PM PDT
(Cronyism, Protectionism, Socialism, Obamunism)
Oh, that’s right, now I remember.
Still, good news about Nickels. His departure is via the preferred mechanism.
posted on 08/21/2009 12:30:21 PM PDT
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Nickels is now free to join Sims under Obama's "Trade in your clunker civil servant" program.
Maybe they can work together on the "Turn This Country Into One Bigass Tent City" project.
All voting is by mail, so they have to make sure they have them all.
posted on 08/22/2009 5:17:54 AM PDT
I understand. But my point was that they seemed to be taking a long time to count the ballots on hand (two-and-a-half days). For that matter, how many days does it take for ballots to arrive in the mail from the most far-flung precincts within the city limits?
Here in Oklahoma, mail-in ballots have to be in the county election board office on election day. This minimizes the possibility of fraud in the voting process.
And fraud is a real possibility in Washington state. Remember Gregoire's election?
This is the first time that all balloting has been by mail, so there may be a learning curve. Also keep in mind that while the county that Seattle is in is the most metropolitan in the state, there are areas that are extremely remote, and since the county runs elections, they may want to have all their ducks in a row before they provide final countywide figures.
I also never really bought into the allegations of election fraud - no question it was close - but it doesn't explain how well Gregoire did running for her second term against the same opponent. The biggest problem for Republicans is Washington is that they can't seem to find qualified candidates. In the last few elections we've had a really loony religious fanatic who practically thought God spoke through her husband, a talk show host who was kicked off TV for giving the finger to his co-host on air, and a guy who couldn't shake the slum-lord tag and left a lot of folks wanting to wash their hands after hearing him speak.
posted on 08/22/2009 8:14:40 AM PDT
It’s a non-partisan primary, meaning that two lefties will face off in the general election. The top two vote getters go on to the general election. It isn’t like a partisan primary.
I was referring to the 2004 Washington gubernatorial election. There were massive irregularities in the election, including "newly found ballots" (which is always suspicious), ineligible voters who were found to have cast votes, a large difference between the initial count and the machine recount, and other elements which strongly suggest that fraud occurred in that election.
As of 8 p.m. Saturday, the King County website indicates that 145035 ballots have been received in from Seattle city, with 341,567 received county-wide. It will be interesting to see if these numbers increase this week.
From your post, in the past the Republicans have put up bozos for mayor. Why don't the Republican leaders in Seattle and statewide work harder to find good candidates?
Those were gubernatorial candidates BTW. The GOP in Washington lacks vision and the tactics that work in other regions won't work here. The folks here by in large don't go to church, are surprisingly libertarian, and “greener” than in other places. Combine that with the fact that Washington has a greater percentage of the population working in science, engineering, and technology than any other state, a large number of critical military installations, and a high percentage of retired military folks. People here aren't interested in rain-makers, they want competent critical thinkers regardless of party - think Dan Evans or Scoop Jackson.
posted on 08/23/2009 10:33:02 AM PDT
King County Election Board received 156 ballots today, 101 of them from Seattle. Dang that Pony Express is slow.
There is so much disenchantment with Obama and the Democrats this year that, if the 'Phants put forth some extra effort across the country (including WA and OR), we could make larger gains in 2010 than in the usual off-year elections.
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