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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ed Murray to Make "Major Announcement" That...

Posted by on Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 8:40 AM

...he may—or may not—run for mayor. Murray sent reporters a press release this morning announcing a press conference at 1:00 p.m. to divulge his plans. The state senator and architect of the strategy to pass same-sex marriage in Washington State also considered, but then ultimately nixed, a mayoral bid in 2009.

The press release about the "major announcement" is after the jump, noting Murray will be "joined by dozens of friends and supporters."

State Senate Majority Leader Ed Murray to Make a Major Announcement about His Intentions Regarding Upcoming Seattle Mayoral Race at Press Event Today

State Senator Ed Murray, long considered one of the leading potential candidates for Seattle mayor in 2013, will make a major announcement about whether or not he intends to enter the mayoral race at a press event in the heart of his legislative district on Capitol Hill this afternoon.

The Seattle Times recently wrote that “voter approval of same-sex marriage in Washington State has given Murray national stature as a civil rights champion” and added that Murray is “the most experienced politician to consider the Seattle mayor’s race.” Murray, who was recently elected leader of the Senate Democratic caucus, will be joined by dozens of friends and supporters at the event.


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I am thinking it will be Murray over Burgess in the General. McGinn will get fifth in the primary after Steinbrueck and a late challenge from Sims.
Posted by Zander on December 5, 2012 at 1:05 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 14
What @12 said.

See you on Sunday for the Weddings!

We're here. You're queer. You're getting married! Get used to it!
Posted by Will in Seattle on December 5, 2012 at 11:27 AM · Report this
BombasticMO 13
Is it open to the public? Where is it?
Posted by BombasticMO on December 5, 2012 at 11:05 AM · Report this
If Murray trades on his marriage equality backing to parlay a Seattle mayorship, it's a downgrade to his current sainted status.
Posted by Roses on December 5, 2012 at 10:29 AM · Report this
@8, don't forget the primary will include Charlie "Kind One-Percenter Seeks Fresh Hobby" Staadecker.
Posted by gloomy gus on December 5, 2012 at 9:59 AM · Report this
I like Ed Murray, but fear he'd be a lousy mayor.
Posted by DOUG. on December 5, 2012 at 9:58 AM · Report this
Joe Szilagyi 8





Posted by Joe Szilagyi on December 5, 2012 at 9:53 AM · Report this
Is McGinn going to rerun? Or does he think he's done a bad job like everyone else?
Posted by Mr John on December 5, 2012 at 9:36 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 6
Please don't run, Ed. Not yet.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on December 5, 2012 at 9:10 AM · Report this
@4, if he's grown tired of the Senate, I'd much rather he follow a dream at City Hall than burn out in Oly.
Posted by gloomy gus on December 5, 2012 at 9:08 AM · Report this
I hope he does not: we need him more as the senior-most Democrat in the state Senate, helping to shape state policy.
Posted by TechBear on December 5, 2012 at 9:05 AM · Report this
Sir Vic 2
I think the announcement is going to be that he is not a liberal douchebag. Just a liberal.
Posted by Sir Vic on December 5, 2012 at 8:52 AM · Report this
Please, please, please. Make this race interesting!
Posted by Juris on December 5, 2012 at 8:48 AM · Report this

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