Our so-called “Jungle Primary” (the two top vote-getters advance to the general election regardless of party affiliation) is over and Washington State seems poised to send a new senator to the other Washington (D.C.).
The results are encouraging to those in Washington State who are tired of Senator Patty Murray’s Obama-Reid-Pelosi “Rubberstamp” political philosophy. This state is in desperate need of a change to someone who can think for himself, and it appears Dino Rossi may be that person.
For a change conservative and libertarian voters had the sweet “problem” of primarily three fine candidates from whom to choose. Dino Rossi, Clint Didier, and Paul Akers are all good men (sadly, Didier and Akers may have lost support after their dubious, and amateurish, “joint” advertising flop) who hold solid conservative and libertarian-leaning political positions, and each would be a much better choice over providing Senator Murray with a new pair of tennis shoes with which to trod over tax-tired Americans.
But now it’s time for those on the right, those committed to limited constitutional government, to pull together to elect Dino Rossi Washington’s next U.S. Senator. This will happen if liberty-minded voters stick together, whether tea party, Republican Party, moderate and conservative Democrats, Libertarian Party, libertarians, or fed-up independents. America’s futures depend on it.
It’s time to do the math: The primary showed that Fifty-four percent of Washington voters do not want to return Senator Murray to D.C. As the reporting stands this afternoon, Murray recieved 46% to Rossi’s 34%, Didier’s 12%, and Akers’ 3%. Breaking it down, this puts 49% potential Rossi support to 46% for Murray with 5% voting for fringe candidates.
And don’t think Murray can automatically lay claim to those supporting candidates out in the weeds. Those 5% were shared by eleven candidates: Four claiming Democrat—including Goodspaceguy and Mike the Mover—three GOP affiliated candidates, and the remaining four from the political shadows. Even splitting this vote 3% Dem and 2% Rep still puts Rossi in the seat.
Primaries are notorious for low voter turnout compared with general elections, and add to that many voters are still bitter over Washington’s new form of two-top-vote-getter primary, and if the Democrats continue to shove fiscal irresponsibility down the people’s throats, this November Washingtonians will likely be calling Dino Rossi Senator-elect.