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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

So How’s Gregoire Doing?

posted by on August 19 at 21:00 PM

In 2004, in King County, Christine Gregoire beat Dino Rossi in the general election by only about 100,000 votes.

Gregoire needs to do much better than that this year to avoid another mess of a tight statewide race—or even a loss. And with just 12 percent of the votes counted in King County, it looks like Gregoire will indeed get a much bigger margin of victory in this year’s primary than she did in last cycle’s general. Which bodes well for her.

Right now, Gregoire is leading Rossi in King County by about 30,000 votes. Extrapolating from that, and assuming the trend holds, Gregoire should beat Rossi in King County by well over 300,000 votes. Or to put it another way: by more than three times her margin of victory in 2004.

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No doubt...since she spent the last 4 years hiring everyone in King County into a State government position.

Posted by John Bailo | August 19, 2008 9:06 PM

either the wine is going to my head, or you have too many zeroes in the 2004 margin.

Posted by Gidge | August 19, 2008 9:28 PM

doh! i missed the "in king county" part. sorry, i guess it's the wine.

Posted by Gidge | August 19, 2008 9:29 PM

Um, I've got a shirt upstairs that says it was only a couple of hundred votes she beat him by - 100,000 would be a LOT better.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 20, 2008 1:33 AM

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