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Those political races that have you flummoxed

October 23rd, 2012 by Steven Gardner

This is you about something, probably, especially if your computer is that old.

You might be solid on Romney or Obama. Hansen and Olsen? That one’s easy.

What about Watkins and Kelley in the auditor’s race? That’s the one that got the (Tacoma) News Tribune’s editorial board opining, “…this race makes us wish more than ever that Sonntag weren’t stepping down.” (The board endorsed Watkins, but longed for time travel and the incumbent’s reconsideration.)

Look to the right and you’ll see a list of 31 questions that will appear on ballots in this county. I left out the races with one candidate and the 23rd Legislative District Senate race, because even though the Republican candidate’s name is on the ballot, he is not running.

We want to know which races have you holding on to your ballot a while longer before sending it in.

I’m getting emails from both Romney and Obama and others referencing early voting in Ohio. Both parties are emphasizing it this year, more than I can ever recall. I can tell you this, though. I’m still not certain on some of the questions I have to answer in the election. In some cases it’s because I believe both choices are good. In others it’s because I keep wishing for something positive from either choice.

Look at the 31 options to the right. And feel free to share your thoughts in the comments here on which races are tough.


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2 Responses to “Those political races that have you flummoxed”

  1. Colleen Smidt Says:

    I fully agree with the Tacoma News Tribune. In 2008 and 2010 after getting to know a host of candidates personally and behind the scenes where they reveal their true selves, there are a small handful I can never vote for. James Watkins is one of them.

  2. Billy TwoCanoes Says:

    I wasn’t sure about the Hansen/Olsen race in the 23rd, but with all these stories about Mr. Olsen breaking State and Federal laws (or so it appears from stories I have read in this publication and in the North Kitsap Herald), I’m going to go with Hansen. At least he is honest and actually seems concerned with what the voters in the 23rd district want.

    I could never vote for Watkins either.

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