Archive for November 5th, 2013

November 5, 2013

Election Results

by lewwaters

Dems, Shooting own footLatest results as of Thursday, Nov 7 here

Statewide here

Voter turnout sitting less than 33% so far

Updated release shows Leavitt ahead 52.96% to Turlay 47.04%

In city council races, Burkman leads Doan 52.51% to 47.49%. Topper leading Stewart 52.51% to 47.49% and McEnerny-Ogle has a strong lead against Decker, 57.41% to 42.59%.

In Battle Ground, Lyle Lamb leads Mike Ciraulo 60.58% to 39.42%, Chris Regan leading Alex Rienhold 73.37% to 26.63%, Mike Dalesandro leading Lisa Walters 66.57% to 33.43% and Bill Ganley leading 53.96% to Steven Phelps 46.04%

Freeholder Race Leaders

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November 5, 2013

Of Mud Bogs and Politics

by lewwaters

MudslingingMud bogging can be a lot of fun, both as a participant and as a spectator, watching as trucks struggle to make it through deep pits of mud and slinging mud in all directions. The competition is fierce, but it is all in fun and at the end of the day, you see a lot smiles on mud caked faces.

But the state of mudslinging in our political campaigns has reached a level that now prevents us from seeing more highly qualified people run for public office.

And by that I do not mean that relevant matters pertaining to a candidate should not be brought out, but specious claims, false linking, attacking supporters or family members and other such underhanded tactics, to “win at any cost” has degraded our politics to a state that not only do we have a problem enlisting qualified candidates, many people no longer even wish to vote.

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