Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Seattle mayoral candidates debate on KING 5" (with video)

KING 5, with video:
The two candidates for Seattle mayor participated in a debate Wednesday at the KING 5 Studios.

T-Mobile executive Joe Mallahan and community organizer Mike McGinn tackled issues ranging from the controversial waterfront tunnel and schools to taxes and the candidates' qualifications.

Questions were asked by KING 5's Jean Enersen, who moderated the debate, KING 5's Linda Brill, Jim Brunner of The Seattle Times and Kate Bergman of

McGinn and Mallahan also got an opportunity to question each other.

A KING 5 News poll released Tuesday finds likely and actual voters give Mallahan a 7 percent margin over McGinn, but 21 percent of voters remain undecided.

The campaign took a dramatic twist Monday when McGinn, who has vowed to try and stop construction of the tunnel, said he would not block it after the city council voted unanimously to move forward with the project.
Howie P.S.: Christopher Frizzelle (SLOG) and Eli Sanders (SLOG) view the debate from McGinn's corner. Adrian Ryan (SLOG) doesn't like Mallahan either. I'm thinking that it will be wall-to-wall sniping (SLOG), if Mallahan wins.

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