Election Night At the Mustard Seed Waiting for Burner
posted by August 19 at 20:25 PMon
We are someplace called Newport Hills, which is about a 20-minute drive east from Seattle, sitting in what the SECB guesses you would call a blue-collar strip-mall bar. It’s called the Mustard Seed and the back looks like this:
While the front looks like this:
We’re still waiting for Burner to arrive, so the SECB checked out the spread, which is not promising:
Memo to the Burner campaign: American flags are great and all, but they’re even better with food on them.
The SECB spotted Blaire Butterworth, doing his second tour as a top Burner campaign consultant:
That’s him on the left. Butterworth told us that tonight the campaign is hoping for Burner to, in the worst case, come in close to her opponent, Republican Congressman Dave Reichert. He has an advantage in terms of name recognition, and an additional advantage because turnout is likely to include a lot of older voters. Butterworth also told me the campaign will be looking closely at the numbers to see how Burner does in her district relative to Gregoire—which may tell them something about Burner’s relative strengths and weakness, and may also suggest what kind of impact (if any) the governer’s race will have on Burner’s fortunes.
UPDATE: Cheers as the television reports that with 13 percent of the vote counted, Burner is tied with Reichert, 46 percent to 46 percent.