Posted by: reddiva | August 28, 2010

Playing Catch up with Washington’s Primary August 17


Thank you for your patience with me.  I can tell that you have been checking back to see if I am making any progress, and I am trying to.  So today, let me see if I can reprint the info I posted on the “Kick Them Out Page” for the August 17 Washington Primary with the results I was able to locate at the end of the initial report.

My research seems to be what is suffering the most.  I’ll just keep trying and I will eventually get my act back together.

Washington Votes August 17

“It’s all Bush’s fault.”  At least I think we ought to blame it on him.  Washington and Wyoming – yes, the two W’s – will be voting on August 17.

U.S. SENATE:

Incumbent Democratic Senator Patty Murray faces her kick-out selection against four other Democrats in the Primary.

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES:

Paul Akers – Businessman and inventor

William Edward Chovil – Businessman and frequent candidate – I could find no political website

Cint Didier – Ex-Pro Football player, farmer and Tea Party Activist

Norma Gruber – Banker – I could find no political website

Michael Latimer – No candidate description given.

Dino Rossi – Ex-State Denator, realtor & ‘04/’08 Governor Nominee.  Does this make him a “career politician?”

U.S. CONGRESS:

DISTRICT 1:

Incumbent Democrat Jay Inslee.

Republican Challengers:

Matthew Burke – Financial planner – The website I have attached to this candidate is his “Dirty Laundry” page.  Why?  Because I respect his facing there bad judgment choices squarely from the front not trying to sweet them out the back door.  Does this mean he is the best candidate for your First Congressional District?  That isn’t for me to say.  I do feel, however, that I would be doing a disservice if I didn’t point out that he hasn’t tried to hide from these errors.  Whether or not you vote for him depends on you.  How he feels about himself is as important.  I respect him for confronting these “skeletons.”

James Watkins – Business development consultant & ex-bank manager

DISTRICT 2:

Incumbent Democrat Rick Larsen faces two Democratic challengers in the Primary.

Republican Challengers:

John Carmack – Businessman, industrial designer & USMC veteran

John Koster – Snohomish County Councilman, Ex-State Representative, business consultant & ’00 Nominee.

DISTRICT 3:

Incumbent Democrat, Brian Baird, is retiring in 2010.  He has two Democrats seeking his replacement.

Republican Challengers:

David Castillo – Ex-Deputy Assistant US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Ex-State Legislative Aide & Navy veteran.

David Hedrick – Accountant, Tea Party Activist & USMC veteran.

Jaime Herrera – State Representative & ex-congressional aide

DISTRICT 4:

Incumbent Republican Doc Hastings is challenged by Republican Shane Fast  in the Primary.  Mr. Fast is listed as a businessman & Tea Party Activist.

DISTRICT 5:

Incumbent Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers is unchallenged in the Republican Primary.

District 6:

Incumbent Democrat Norm Dicks has no challenger in the Democratic Primary.

Republican Challengers:

Doug Cloud – Attorney, ex-stockbroker & frequent candidate

Jesse Young – Business technology consultant

DISTRICT 7:

Incumbent Democrat Jim McDermott faces only Democrats in the primary.  There is only one Independent registered so far for the November General Election.

DISTRICT 8:

Incumebent Dave Reichert has two Republican challengers in the August Primary:  Tim Dillon, Yarrow Point Township councilman, software engineer & community activist and Ernest Huber,  Law school graduate, retired Navy officer & Ex-Issaquah Regional GOP chair.

DISTRICT 9:

Incumbent Democrat Adam Smith.

Republican Challengers:

Dick Muri – Pierce County Councilman, Ex0Steilacoom Historical School Board Member & retired USAF officer.

Jim Postma – Businessman, software engineer & ’08 Nominee

Of the candidates I listed here for you, here are the Republican Liberty Candidates – the RINO’s  who are more Libertarian than Republican.

Matthew Burke – U.S. CONGRESS – DISRICT 1

John Koster – U.S. CONGRESS – DISTRICT 2

Doug Cloud – U.S. CONGRESS – DISTRICT 6

Here is a list of candidates who go even further in their Libertarian roots by more-openingly pushing socially liberal causes.  They are sponsored by the Ron Paul Liberty Group.  Some may be seeking office as Libertarians and some as Independents or other parties.

David Hedrick – U.S. CONGRESS – DISTRICT 3

Mary Ruth Edwards – U.S. CONGRESS – DISTRICT 4

Randayll Yearout – U.S. CONGRESS – DISTRICT 5

Rex Brocki – U.S. CONGRESS – DISTRICT 4

RESULTS FROM WASHINGTON PRIMARY AUGUST 17:

U.S. SENATE: INCUMBENT DEMOCRAT SENATOR PATTY MURRAY won one of the “top two” spaces with 665,064 votes – 46.20%.  The other top spot went to Republican Dino Rossi with 480,082 votes – 33.35%.

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL:

DISTRICT 1:

Incumbent Democrat Congressman Jay Inslee was almost removed from office in the Primary:  63,205 – 57%.  It bodes well for possible results in the general election as Mr. Inslee faces Republican James Watkins in the November General Election:  29,725 – 27%.  Our fingers will be collectively crossed.

DISTRICT 2:

Incumbent Democrat Congressman Rick Larsen – 54,909 – 43% will be challenged by Republican John Koster – 52,317 – 41%.

DISTRICT 3:

No incumbent due to the retirement of Congressman Brian Baird.  The “Top Two” winners in the Primary were Democrat Dennis Heck – 44,740 – 32%; and Republican State Representative Jaime Lynn Herrera – 37,.434 – 27%.

DISTRICT 4:

Incumbent Republican Congressman Doc Hastings – 70,044 – 59%; Democrat challenger Jerame V. Clough – 27,059 – 23%.

DISTRICT 5:

Incumbent Republican Congressman Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers – 80.918 – 62%; Democrat challenger Daryl Romeyn – 16,506 – 13%.

DISTRICT 6:

Incumbent Democrat Congressman Norman Dicks – 64,998 – 58%; Republican challenger Douglas Richard Cloud – 31,910 – 28%.

DISTRICT 7:

Incumbent Congressman James Adelbert McDermott – 75,777 – 79%: challenger who prefers Independent – no party – Bob Jeffers-Schroder – 6,408 – 7%.

DISTRICT 8:

Incumbent Republican Congressman Dave Reichert – 53,666 – 47%; Democrat challenger, Suzan Kay Delbene – 30,499 – 27%.

DISTRICT 9:

Incumbent Democrat Congressman David Adam Smith – 48,848 – 52%; Republican challenger Pierce County Councilmember Richard Walter Muri – 23,443 – 25%.

I do not really understand everything I know about your Primary system, Washington, but I think there are some parts that are absolutely wonderfully simple.  The “Top Two” vote getters regardless of party it seems continue to the General Election.  The candidates are allowed at that point to state their Party of preference.

There were times as I went down the list when only one candidate was indicated as a “Top Two” vote getter, yet the other candidate I found listed for the November General election did in fact have the 2nd highest vote total.  Even without the official designation, I added this candidate’s name and vote counts for you.

I see many areas of concern for Conservative Republicans in the results of your Primary.  For the most part, many times, the Republican turnout was simply not high enough to be the “Top Vote Getter” so if the race is now held between these two, does that mean that the Republican will automatically lose?  I do not think you.  I think it merely means Republicans must seek harder and work harder to secure every available vote for the conservative candidates.

You seriously have much work to do, Washington!

Washington Votes August 17

“It’s all Bush’s fault.”  At least I think we ought to blame it on him.  Washington and Wyoming – yes, the two W’s – will be voting on August 17.

U.S. SENATE:

Incumbent Democratic Senator Patty Murray faces her kick-out selection against four other Democrats in the Primary.

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES:

Paul Akers – Businessman and inventor

William Edward Chovil – Businessman and frequent candidate – I could find no political website

Cint Didier – Ex-Pro Football player, farmer and Tea Party Activist

Norma Gruber – Banker – I could find no political website

Michael Latimer – No candidate description given.

Dino Rossi – Ex-State Denator, realtor & ‘04/’08 Governor Nominee.  Does this make him a “career politician?”

U.S. CONGRESS:

DISTRICT 1:

Incumbent Democrat Jay Inslee.

Republican Challengers:

Matthew Burke – Financial planner – The website I have attached to this candidate is his “Dirty Laundry” page.  Why?  Because I respect his facing there bad judgment choices squarely from the front not trying to sweet them out the back door.  Does this mean he is the best candidate for your First Congressional District?  That isn’t for me to say.  I do feel, however, that I would be doing a disservice if I didn’t point out that he hasn’t tried to hide from these errors.  Whether or not you vote for him depends on you.  How he feels about himself is as important.  I respect him for confronting these “skeletons.”

James Watkins – Business development consultant & ex-bank manager

DISTRICT 2:

Incumbent Democrat Rick Larsen faces two Democratic challengers in the Primary.

Republican Challengers:

John Carmack – Businessman, industrial designer & USMC veteran

John Koster – Snohomish County Councilman, Ex-State Representative, business consultant & ’00 Nominee.

DISTRICT 3:

Incumbent Democrat, Brian Baird, is retiring in 2010.  He has two Democrats seeking his replacement.

Republican Challengers:

David Castillo – Ex-Deputy Assistant US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Ex-State Legislative Aide & Navy veteran.

David Hedrick – Accountant, Tea Party Activist & USMC veteran.Jaime Herrera – State Representative & ex-congressional aide

DISTRICT 4:

Incumbent Republican Doc Hastings is challenged by Republican Shane Fast in the Primary.  Mr. Fast is listed as a businessman & Tea Party Activist.

DISTRICT 5:

Incumbent Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers is unchallenged in the Republican Primary.

District 6:

Incumbent Democrat Norm Dicks has no challenger in the Democratic Primary.

Republican Challengers:

Doug Cloud – Attorney, ex-stockbroker & frequent candidate

Jesse Young – Business technology consultant

DISTRICT 7:

Incumbent Democrat Jim McDermott faces only Democrats in the primary.  There is only one Independent registered so far for the November General Election.

DISTRICT 8:

Incumebent Dave Reichert has two Republican challengers in the August Primary:  Tim Dillon, Yarrow Point Township councilman, software engineer & community activist and Ernest Huber, Law school graduate, retired Navy officer & Ex-Issaquah Regional GOP chair.

DISTRICT 9:

Incumbent Democrat Adam Smith.

Republican Challengers:

Dick Muri – Pierce County Councilman, Ex0Steilacoom Historical School Board Member & retired USAF officer.

Jim Postma – Businessman, software engineer & ’08 Nominee

Of the candidates I listed here for you, here are the Republican Liberty Candidates – the RINO’s  who are more Libertarian than Republican.

Matthew Burke – U.S. CONGRESS – DISRICT 1

John Koster – U.S. CONGRESS – DISTRICT 2

Doug Cloud – U.S. CONGRESS – DISTRICT 6

Here is a list of candidates who go even further in their Libertarian roots by more-openingly pushing socially liberal causes.  They are sponsored by the Ron Paul Liberty Group.  Some may be seeking office as Libertarians and some as Independents or other parties.

David Hedrick – U.S. CONGRESS – DISTRICT 3

Mary Ruth Edwards – U.S. CONGRESS – DISTRICT 4

Randall Yearout – U.S. CONGRESS – DISTRICT 5

Rex Brocki – U.S. CONGRESS – DISTRICT 4

Okay, Washington, it’s all yours.  Light up those ballot boxes.

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