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.

13 September 2006

Profile: 44th Senate - Democratic primary

Initially, I thought when Steve Hobbs announced his candidacy that he had a halfway decent shot at beating incumbent Sen. Dave Schmidt [R]. He probably still does, but at this point I don't think he'll survive the primary. Lillian Kaufer's strong grassroots campaign has all the momentum going into primary night. She has earned the endorsement of the 44th District Democrats and both the district's Democratic representatives. I tend to think she would have a harder time against Schmidt than the more moderate Hobbs, but given the district's Democratic lean, anything is possible.

Prediction: Kaufer Lean


At 8:12 AM, Blogger Lillian said...

Don't count me out against Schmidt yet, I present a clear option going into the general. Thanks for the prediction and hope you are right. I have been door knocking and talking to voters since March and believe it will pay off.

At 10:54 AM, Blogger TMW said...

Don't worry, I haven't. Hope you do great up north tonight!


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