Usually Washington State is an also mentioned. Say Washington and almost everybody thinks of D.C.
So it’s always of note when any national agency or organization takes the time to spotlight us.
Thank you PPP.
We are going to have a new Governor this year and so far the race is pretty close ‘PPP finds the race for Governor of Washington tied, with Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna each at 42%’.
McKenna has been our State’s Attorney General since our current Governor left the job. (Check me on that.) He’s also been running for Governor almost as long.
Inslee is the D and depending on the trend in National politics and a couple of in State initiatives, that will more then likely determine his fate.
Our State legislature recently passed and the Governor signed into law the ‘same sex marriage’ law. Even before it was signed, opposition was started against it.
‘-The vote on gay marriage in Washington looks like it should be pretty close. 50% of voters say they’ll vote to uphold the law legalizing gay marriage, while 46% say they would vote to repeal it. You see the standard huge generational gap on this issue. Young voters support gay marriage 63/32, while seniors oppose it 56/39. Even if voters do repeal the law this fall, it’s pretty clear the direction things are moving in’.
That pretty much sums it up. An initiative of ‘everything but marriage’ passed 3 years ago so if you can’t see the writing on the wall it’s because you don’t want to look.
And the other issue – ‘-Washington voters are also leaning toward legalizing marijuana. 47% of voters say they’re currently inclined to vote yes on Initiative 502 to 39% who are opposed. This leads by double digits with every age group except for seniors, who oppose it 45/35’.
Again more writing on the wall.
I was very surprised to see this – ‘Christine Gregoire continues to be one of the most unpopular Governors in the country with 40% of voters approving of her to 53% who disapprove. The only Governors we’ve found with a higher disapproval rating than her in the last year are Hawaii’s Neil Abercrombie and Florida’s Rick Scott’.
The bulk of our State’s revenue is sales tax based. Gregorie has done a decent job but with the recession AND having to depend mostly on sales tax, not a lot of wiggle room.
But wow! to be in the same neighborhood as Florida’s Rick Scott?!
We also have a US Senate seat up for grabs.
One of the people running for the seat is a teabagger form my area of the State.Michael Baumgartner. 2 years ago when he was running for State Senator his opponant charged that the teabagger was only using the Senate race as a stepping stone. And of course the teabagger said ‘Oh of course I’m not’.
Less then a year after winning the State Senate seat, the tea bagger announced he was running for US Seante.
That will be the focus of the campaign against him. Accountability. Remember THAT tea party?
Well that and the last I saw Cantwell had raised $1.5 Million and Baumgartner had rtaised $150,000.