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Analysis of the Close Vote

By Morning Fizz September 7, 2010

1. PubliCola was actually laboring on Labor day. Be sure to check out the article Josh posted about I-1098, the high-earners income tax: Will small business owners be penalized by the measure?

(We also posted about Billy Bragg at Bumbershoot and more about the John T. Williams shooting.)

2. Political consultant John Wyble has done some analysis of the close vote in the the Joe Fitzgibbon vs. Mike Heavey race in the 34th Legislative District—W. Seattle, Burien, Maury Island, and Vashon.  (Wyble does not have a client in the race.)

As Wyble sees it, Fitzgibbon won the middle-income parts of the district (and the hardcore liberal bloc of Vashon Island) while Heavey won the more upscale and older voters in the district, dominating the waterfront.

One thing we noticed that Wyble doesn't point out: Fitzgibbon lost his own town of Burien, where he's on the planning commission.

Fitzgibbon won the primary with 9,315 votes. Heavey got 8,814.

3. The PI.com has an interview with Dino Rossi. (And the Everett Herald has one with Clint Didier—who is still not ready to endorse Rossi.)

4. KING 5 poll: U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA, 8 ) is beating Democratic challenger Suzan DelBene 54 to 41.
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