Power Lines

A Race for the Future of Seattle

Lucky us. Both Mike McGinn and Ed Murray are well qualified to be the next mayor. Now if only we could decide whom to vote for.

11/01/2013 By Erica C. Barnett and Josh Feit

Seattle Mayor's Race 2013

Friday Jolt: Neumos Founder Says Meinert "Does Not Speak for" Nightlife Community

Neumos and Spitfire co-owner Jerry Everard says his usual political ally, nightlife promoter and bar owner Dave Meinert, "does not speak for the music community."

10/04/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Seattle Mayor's Race 2013

Steinbrueck Turns Out for Murray Event

Former mayoral candidate Peter Steinbrueck makes cameo at mayoral finalist Ed Murray's event.

10/03/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Seattle Mayor's Race

Special On Other Blogs: Transcript of Last Night's McGinn vs. Murray Blow Up

Another read on last night's debate.

09/27/2013 By Josh Feit

Extra Fizz

Extra Fizz: Election Edition

Some extra fizz about the mayor's race, districts, and I-522

09/26/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Tuesday Jolt: The Mayor's Race Heats Up

Tuesday Jolt, featuring the mayor's race.

09/10/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

Opinion

A Very Cool Thing About McGinn, But...

How the Green mayor became the Blue mayor.

09/06/2013 By Josh Feit

Opinion

Precinct by Precinct. Game Starts After Labor Day.

The primary results indicate a clear path to victory for both McGinn and Murray: Chip away at the other's stronghold.

08/30/2013 By ElectionNerd

Isn't It Weird That

Isn't It Weird That ...

Some weird things we noticed about the mayor's race and the mayor's gun violence initiative.

08/27/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Tuesday Jolt: Mayor and (Bellevue) Council Edition

Tuesday's winners and losers.

08/20/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

Seattle Mayor's Race 2013

Vulcan, Hedreen Behind Big Donations to Ed Murray PAC

Who's behind the pro-Ed Murray PAC? We took a look.

08/20/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Ins't it Weird That

Isn't it Weird That Murray is Criticizing McGinn on Gun Control?

Murray ridicules McGinn on gun control even though Murray's Democrats failed big on gun control this year in Olympia.

08/19/2013 By Josh Feit

City Hall

McGinn: $400,000 More for Cops

Mayor Mike McGinn proposes spending $400,000 more for overtime to put officers at crime "hot spots" around the city.

08/16/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

One Question

One Question for Mike McGinn

McGinn says he's fighting the establishment. Who are they, though? And what do they want?

08/14/2013 By Josh Feit

Isn't It Weird That

Isn't It Weird That ...

Some weird things we noticed about mayoral fundraising and the Seattle Times.

08/13/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Seattle Mayor's Race 2013

Channeling ElectionNerd: Murray is Not Mallahan. Or Sidran.

Once More, with Feeling: Why the "Murray as Mallahan" Narrative Doesn't Work

08/12/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

ElectionNerd

ElectionNerd: History Doesn't Bode Well for McGinn

The history of Seattle elections offers some unsettling lessons for McGinn.

08/12/2013 By ElectionNerd

The C Is for Crank

McGinn Staffer Attacks This Crank as "Sexist"

Mayor Mike McGinn's chief of staff calls me "sexist" for pointing out that he has fewer female department heads than his predecessor. Hmm.

08/09/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

One Question

One Question for Peter Steinbrueck Supporters

As we noted yesterday, the '90s are over. So who will supporters of Seattle's "neighborhood" mayoral candidate, Peter Steinbrueck, back now?

08/08/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Opinion

Isn't It Weird That ... Mark Sidran Edition

An endorsement that could come back to haunt Ed Murray.

08/08/2013 By Josh Feit