Josh Feit (Publicola):
I have been covering Seattle politics for a long time, and I have to say: Mayor-Elect Mike McGinn’s victory party tonight was an unprecedented scene.Howie P.S.: One member of the (blogospheric) power structure did show up:
Indeed, despite his earlier warning about the entrenched power structure, McGinn couldn’t contain his optimism. After Maestas introduced the Mayor-Elect, McGinn recounted the history of El Centro De La Raza and how Maestas simply got the keys to an abandoned school 37 years ago and invited the community inside to start the now landmark Beacon Hill Latino/Chicano(!) center. “They gave us the keys in this election,” McGinn said, comparing the story to his own campaign victory.