The Moderate Washingtonian

Outlook on politics and elections in the state of Washington from an overall centrist viewpoint. My views tend to be libertarian in nature, but at the same time are largely nonpartisan.

18 October 2005

Rispoli endorses Irons over Sims

In most circumstances, who Karen Rispoli endorses for an office is not newsworthy. Who is this woman and why does it matter? What matters is that she drew 20% of the Democratic vote in last month's primary against incumbent King County Executive Ron Sims, and having thrown that support to Irons, it could help solidify a small anti-Sims crossover vote amongst fair-minded King County Democrats. The latest SurveyUSA poll showed Irons receiving more crossover from Democrats than Sims did from Republicans, and if this doesn't expand that difference slightly, it ought to at least strengthen the resolve of those Democrats who were already considering crossing over in November. Thumbs up to Ms. Rispoli for putting common sense over partisanship.


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