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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

9:43 PMóBad Numbers

Posted by on September 20 at 21:43 PM

The numbers aren’t good for the incumbent city council members. Drago, Conlin, and McIver are leading, but they’re all under 50%óway under, in Richard McIver’s case.

I’m sure the challengers are already saying this to the TV reporters, but when you total up the votes against Drago, Conlin, and McIver, you’re looking at 57% against Drago, 55% against Conlin, and a staggering 63% against McIver. These are huge numbersóin Seattle, where we elect our city council at large, not by districts, name recognition is everything. So incumbents usually sail to comfortable victories. They still mightówell, Drago and Conlin might; McIver might not make it to the general election. But all three are going to be running scared.