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Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Matt Isenhower, other Senate Democratic candidates enjoy boost in Thursday count

Fresh­ly tab­u­lat­ed bal­lots in Wash­ing­ton’s most pop­u­lous coun­ties have put Demo­c­ra­t­ic chal­lengers with­in slight­ly clos­er strik­ing dis­tance of their Repub­li­can oppo­nents, new num­bers pro­vid­ed by elec­tions offi­cials show.

In the 45th Dis­trict, Demo­c­rat Matt Isen­how­er improved to 46.27%, rebound­ing after los­ing a lit­tle ground to Andy Hill yes­ter­day. On Elec­tion Night he had 46.07% of the vote; as of yes­ter­day after­noon, he had slipped to 45.97%. Today, he made up all the ground he lost, plus a lit­tle more. That’s very encour­ag­ing news for Democ­rats, who view the 45th as their top pick­up oppor­tu­ni­ty.

In the 30th Dis­trict, Demo­c­rat Shari Song improved her stand­ing to 43% of the vote. On Elec­tion Night she was at 42.75%; yes­ter­day, she inched up to 42.83%, and as of today, she’s at an even forty-three per­cent. Mark Milos­cia is down to 57%.

In the 28th Dis­trict, Demo­c­rat Tami Green inched for­ward, adding two-tenths of a per­cent­age point to her share of the vote. She’s now at 43.72%; she was at 43.7% yes­ter­day and at 43.51% on Elec­tion Night.

In the 6th Dis­trict, Rich Cow­an made up some of the ground he lost yes­ter­day. He’s now at 42.73%, up from yes­ter­day when he was at 42.64%, but still behind where he was on Elec­tion Night, when he had 42.84% of the vote.

Not all Sen­ate Demo­c­ra­t­ic chal­lengers gained, how­ev­er.

In the 35th Dis­trict, Demo­c­rat Irene Bowl­ing lost a lit­tle bit of ground, but not very much. She’s now at 35.23% of the vote, down from 35.42% yes­ter­day, but still fur­ther ahead than she was on Elec­tion Night, when she had 34.85% of the vote. Tim Shel­don put a bit more dis­tance between him­self and Repub­li­can Travis Cou­ture today. If that trend holds, Shel­don (who still iden­ti­fies as a Demo­c­rat) will be mov­ing on to the gen­er­al elec­tion along with Bowl­ing.

In the 42nd Dis­trict, Demo­c­rat Seth Fleet­wood saw his Wednes­day gains com­plete­ly wiped out. He’s down to 43.07% of the vote, which is where he was on Elec­tion Night. He had improved to 43.95% yes­ter­day.

And in the 26th, Judy Arbo­gast con­tin­ued her down­ward slide. She’s now at 43.07%, after hav­ing been at 43.12% yes­ter­day and at 43.42% on Elec­tion Night.

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One Comment

  1. Good luck to Matt. The last two years in the Leg­is­la­ture have been a joke thanks to the Sen­ate Repub­li­cans. All the impor­tant bills died because of them.

    # by Aurelio Hockman :: August 22nd, 2014 at 7:01 PM