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Spokane Election Part I nearly completed…

Good morning Netizens...

Opening salvos this morning before things get too hectic.

Well, it does appear that the election runoffs have completed and no real surprises took place, although I thought Steve Eugster might have drawn a bigger percentage of the total. Perhaps it is because this year, instead of appearing at Unity in the Community's slam-bang gathering in Riverfront Park this year, Eugster neglected to wear the outrageous shorts he wore the first year he ran for City Council position. Maybe the shorts scared people into voting for him, perhaps not. Did you vote for Eugster?

The real race to watch come the election will be Nancy McLaughlin who, it appears, will face community agitator and gracious lady Karen Kearny. Don't underestimate Kearney's power base, for there are a lot of people who remember her fondly for her stands on “uncomfortable” issues in the past. Given proper handling, this could be a truly fascinating election between these two.

Get ready for the heat today. There are still a few last days of real summer left, and it seems they are all arriving in the next week and one-half. There is nothing like the heat to warm up a good election I say.


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