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.

22 March 2007

Reardon foe drops out

In a somewhat surprising move, Snohomish County Sheriff Rick Bart, who was the assumed Republican nominee for county executive against incumbent Aaron Reardon, has dropped out of the race citing fundraising issues most prominently. His intent to run had been well-known for months, yet had only raised about $20,000 compared to over $220,000 for Reardon, according to the News Herald. Considering that Reardon is a fiscally-conservative centrist sitting on a ton of money, the GOP will have a tough time finding a candidate who can still have a shot at winning. This article mentions John Koster as a potential candidate, one who would provide the GOP a strong nominee, but I have a difficult time seeing him entering the race at this late stage.

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