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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Whatcom County bright spots

In the County Council District 2 Position B race, progressive challenger Ken Mann is defeating BIAW-backed incumbent Sam Crawford by 45 votes (3101-3056) with lackluster turnout. If the numbers hold, this would be fantastic news for conservation voters in Whatcom County, and could send a chilling message to rural conservatives.

The other hotly contested election (at least, in terms of some spirited debates earlier in the run-up to Election Day) is also going well for progressives: Challenger Steve Oliver is soundly thumping the incumbent Joe Elenbaas for the county treasurer's office by a margin of 65%-35%.

Both of these should ring alarm bells for conservatives who think they have rural votes locked up. Let's hope they stay asleep.


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