Gregoire v. Rossi, Round 1
Today is the Washington primary, where, because of the new top-two system, we'll get our first look at the relative strength of Governor Christine Gregoire, ...
Today is the Washington primary, where, because of the new top-two system, we'll get our first look at the relative strength of Governor Christine Gregoire, a Democrat, and her Republican opponent, Dino Rossi. All voters -- Democrats, Republicans and independents -- will be presented with a choice between Gregoire, Rossi and the other, lesser-known candidates.
What's at stake? Nothing concrete. Gregoire and Rossi will definitely be the top two vote getters, so they'll advance to the general election.
Still, bragging rights and a sense of momentum are up for grabs. Most polls have shown Gregoire leading, though by a wide range of margins. If she wins big, it could hurt Rossi's fundraising. If Rossi actually outpolls Gregoire, it could send Democrats into panic mode.
I'm also keeping my eye on the races for attorney general and commissioner of public lands, where the Republican incumbents face energetic Democratic challengers.
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