Election 2012

PubliCola's Picks for Tonight's Election

By Erica C. Barnett November 6, 2012


Haven't voted yet? Take a deep breath. Don't panic. There's still time—ballots need to be postmarked by 8:00 tonight, or dropped off at one of 15 locations around King County. (To find locations outside King County, visit the secretary of state's office.)

Even you procrastinators have probably made your minds up about the high-profile races—like Suzan DelBene vs. John Koster, gay marriage, pot legalization, and Jay Inslee vs. Rob McKenna. 

(If not, PubliCola picks DelBene in the 1st Congressional District, Jay Inslee for governor, Reject Tim Eyman's latest anti-tax measure, I-1185, Approve I-502, the pot legalization measure, Approve R-74, the marriage equality proposal, Bob Ferguson for attorney general).

In the down-ballot races and races where you may not have made your mind up yet, PubliCola also picks: 

Sheryl McCloud for state supreme court; 

Incumbent Democrat Maria Cantwell for US senate; 

Republican Kim Wyman for secretary of state; 

Republican Bill Finkbeiner for Lieutenant Governor; 

Republican James Watkins for state auditor; 

Democrat John Urquhart for King County sheriff; 

Reject I-1240, the charter schools initiative; 

Noel Frame for 36th District State House, Position 2; 

Sylvester Cann for 46th District State House, Position 1; 

Jessyn Farrell for 46th District State House, Position 2;

Approve King County Proposition 1, the fingerprint ID system; 

Approve Seattle Proposition 1, the Seawall replacement measure; 

Reject Engrossed SJR 8221, lowering the state's debt limit; 

Approve Engrossed SJR 8223, allowing state universities to invest on the stock market; '

Maintain on State Advisory Votes 1 and 2, ending a bank loophole on interest earned on first mortgages and renewing a tax on petroleum products; 


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