News The War is Over Pt. 2
While the NYT is busy flagging Cantwell’s reelection bid against Republican challenger Mike McGavick as a “difficult” race, the signs that dissension within Cantwell’s own party—once thought to be a factor—seem to be petering out.
Last night, after debating whether or not to withhold an early endorsement of the D incumbent as a way to keep the pressure on—to get her to change her position on the war, the King County Democrats voted resoundingly—Cantwell needed a 2/3 vote for the early endorsement—to give her the nod. The vote (from lefty King County) was 35-9 according to delegates who were at the vote at the Renton Union Hall last night.
Typically, the KC Ds don’t endorse until late in the summer, after all the local districts have endorsed.
“We wanted to show our full support for our incumbent senator, she’s out there working for us everyday,” says Susan Sheary, chair of the KC Dems.