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Most of the public generally believes the state Legislature can probably do better. However, most of the public also tends to believe their legislators are doing a good job. It’s those legislators from other areas that are the problem. Therein rests the likely outcome for this year’s legislative races. When the votes are tabulated, most incumbents will probably be re-elected and the Democrats will retain comfortable margins in both the House and the Senate.
Filing week has come and gone. It’s time to fill out your score card and tape it to the refrigerator because there are some races you should watch closely. The highlight is the race for governor between incumbent Democrat Christine Gregoire and Republican opponent Dino Rossi. That race will dominate the news for the next several months. But there are some other equally intriguing races you should watch.
In politics, you never know where the twists and turns are going to occur or where humor or miscalculation will alter events.
A few years ago, the Mariners public relations theme to sell tickets was “The Mariners are Playing Hardball.”
This is a national and state year in the election cycle, but there is so much speculating and maneuvering going on at the local level as a carryover from last year and preparatory to next year. We should do an update.