Sunday, October 19, 2008

News Tribune lists First and Second Choice in Executive Race

The Tacoma News Tribune has made the following endorsements in the County Executive race:

First Choice: Shawn Bunney (R)
Second Choice: Pat McCarthy (D)

The editorial board has endorsed a Republican and a Democrat in the race. The board appears to vote for the person, not the party. In reading their editorials, they seem to be an independent group, except for a strong favoritism for incumbents.

"All four candidates are serious contenders with impressive credentials." Indeed, the first commenter on the News Tribune website advocated Calvin Goings as first choice and Mike Lonergan as second choice. This election is likely to be quite a barn burner. We expect voters second and third choices to have a significant impact on the outcome of this race.

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