Politics Who Feels the 43rd Should Go to a Gay Candidate?
This morning the Seattle Times reports that “some people” feel voters in Seattle’s 43rd district should elect a gay person as the replacement for State Representative Ed Murray, who’s making a run for the state senate. Who are these people? A lot of them are gay, which makes a certain tribal sense.
But here’s something interesting: According to a Slog tipster, the Seattle Metropolitan Elections Commission, a gay group that does election endorsements, will announce its candidate ratings this afternoon, and on a scale of 1 to 5, it’s not just Jamie Pedersen, the sole gay candidate in the 43rd, who’s getting a 5 (the highest SEAMEC score). Lynne Dodson is also getting a 5 from the group, according to this tipster, who forwarded me the following SEAMAC email to back up the claim:
Subject: [seamec-sc] This evening’s ratings
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 21:50:22 -0700
Here is a recap of this evening’s ratings. All ratings have been adjusted based on SC decision to rate on median as opposed to average interview scores.
* Lynne Dodson AAABB 5 (Endorsed)
* Dick Kelley AAABA 4
* Linde Knighton (postponed until general election - this information will not appear on ratings sheet/ad, but candidate will be notified)
* Jamie Pedersen AABAA 5 (Endorsed)
* Stephanie Pure ABBBB 3
* Bill Sherman AAAAA 3
* Jim Street AAAAA 3