Election Numbers Part IIJanuary 5th, 2009 by Steven Gardner
Looking at the earlier post with the list of how the different congressional districts, the predictable thesis that the Sixth district would be more conservative than the First bears mostly true.
On 985, 1000, Sutherland-Goldmark, Gregoire-Rossi and Obama-McCain that proved true.
Two races, I thought, were worth mentioning.
In the Bergeson-Dorn race, partisanship did not matter at all. The districts had the same result.
In the Insurance Commissioner race, I might have guessed partisanship would have played a bigger role than it did. I’ve heard some conservative displeasure with Kreidler. Overall, though, the race did not generate much heat. And when there is a referendum on the incumbent and there’s been little out there to throw him or her out, voters tend to stick with the one they know.