How lackluster this year's mayoral race (a surprising testament to Seattle's apathy) can best be illustrated by its average and below-average contenders. Not one has the obvious spark and buzz needed to trade blows against a media-battered incumbent whose very name conjures the screw-ups that led to last year's immobilizing winter.Howie P.S.: They are damning Mallahan with faint praise.
Nickels is leading the race, according to a KING-5 TV poll, with 22 percent of the vote. He also leads with $529,971 in campaign contributions. That almost assures him a space on November's ballot. But just behind him and gaining on both counts is Mallahan. He is the only candidate who can beat Nickels. The News endorses Mallahan and Nickels to make it through the primary and onto November's general election.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Queen Anne / Magnolia News: "Mallahan...is the only candidate who can beat Nickels.."
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