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The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Friday, November 07, 2008

    WASHINGTON FOCUS: Blogs, Alternative Energy, Drinking Liberally

    We did excellently in Washington State, winning almost every race. Here is a rundown of the races I highlighted:

    Darcy Burner ran for the WA-8 Congressional Seat. Darcy is an amazing woman who is surging ahead despite personal tragedy (her house burning down) and a nasty, mudslinging campaign by her opponent. She was one of the leaders who signed the Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq. Darcy Burner lost.

    Chris Gregoire for Governor won re-election over corrupt Republican Dino Rossi.

    Representative John McCoy
    Candidate for Washington State Representative, District 38
    Enrolled Member of Tulalip Tribes

    John McCoy WON!

    Representative Don Barlow
    Candidate for Washington State Representative, District 6
    Enrolled Member of Ottawa Nation

    Don Barlow lost

    Representative Jeff Morris
    Candidate for Washington State Representative, District 40
    Enrolled Member of Tsimshian Indian Nation

    Jeff Morris WON with 78% of the vote!

    Helen Price Johnson
    Candidate for Island County Commissioner - District 1 (Challenger)

    Helen Price Johnson WON!

    Peter Goldmark
    Candidate for Commissioner of Public Lands (Challenger)

    Peter Goldmark WON!

    Pam Brokaw
    Candidate for Clark County Commissioner - District 1 (Open Seat)

    Pam Brokaw WON!

    Kim Thorburn
    Candidate for Spokane County Commissioner - District 1 (Challenger)

    Kim Thorbur lost.

    Fred Walser
    Candidate for State Senate - District 39 (Challenger)
    Sedro-Woolley, Arlington, Darrington, Granite Falls, Monroe

    Fred Walser was a controversial endorsement because he had pled guilty to a misdemeanor shortly before running. To me this didn't change the fact that he was a better candidate than his opponent, but recognized it was controversial. But in the end he lost. Perhaps it is for the best.

    Tim Knue
    Candidate for State Representative - District 10 (Challenger)
    Mount Vernon, Burlington, Stanwood, La Conner, Whidbey Island, and Camano Island

    Tim Knue WON!

    Patricia Terry
    Candidate for State Representative - District 10 (Challenger)
    Mount Vernon, Burlington, Stanwood, La Conner, Whidbey Island, and Camano Island

    Patricia Terry lost.

    Marko Liias
    Candidate for State Representative - District 21 (Incumbent)
    Mukilteo, Lynnwood, Edmonds

    Marko Liias WON!

    Larry Seaquist
    Candidate for State Representative - District 26 (Incumbent)
    Gig Harbor, Bremerton, Port Orchard

    Larry Seaquist WON!

    Liz Loomis
    Candidate for State Representative - District 44 (Incumbent)
    Snohomish, Mill Creek, Everett, Lake Stevens, Marysville

    Liz Loomis WON!

    Sandra Romero
    Candidate for Thurston County Commissioner - District 2 (Open Seat)

    Sandra Romero WON!

    Bruce Lachney
    Candidate for Pierce County Council - District 3 (Challenger)

    Bruce Lachney WON!

    Blogging Washington State: Washblog

    Alternative Energy in Washington:

    Here are a biodiesel cooperatives in Washington State. If you drive a diesel car or truck, check it out.

    Tacoma Biodiesel
    Tacoma, WA
    Check out their website

    Here are some other alternative energy resources in Washington State:

    Alternative Energy Resources in Washington: a short summary of alternative energy resources for Washington. For more information on each technology, visit the State Energy Alternatives Technology Options page.

    Our Wind Co-op is a unique cooperative of small-scale wind turbines on farms, ranches and public and private facilities across the Northwest. Through this collaborative effort, 10-kW turbines were installed at numerous rural sites serviced by publicly-owned utilities.

    Seattle Advocates of Renewable Energy: a group of interested citizens who want to learn more about Renewable Energy and Sustainability. Our goal is to foster discussion, networking, and action on these important issues. We meet on the fourth Thursday of every month from 7 to 9 pm at the First Seattle Presbyterian Church.

    Seattle Peak Oil Awareness (www.seattleoil.com) has been active for 2 1/2 years (it actually started out life as a Meetup.com group)!

    Seattle Peak Oil Awareness is a local citizens action network offering information and practical ideas for living in a time of reduced energy availability. Working in small, focused groups we advocate healthy, sustainable living choices for all interested residents in the Puget Sound region. Read more here.

    And for those who want to mix social and political fun, here are Drinking Liberally groups in Washington:

    Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm
    Horseshoe Cafe, Ranch Room, 113 E Holly St
    Hosted by Dave Willingham

    Fourth Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm
    Mick Kelly's Irish Pub, 435 SW 152nd St
    Hosted by Cherisse Luxa | Joe Fitzgibbon

    First and Third Monday of each month, 7:00 pm
    Urban Onion in Downtown Olympia -- In the Bar, 116 Legion Way SE (In the Bar--enter on Legion)
    Hosted by Bruce Lund | Barry Piercy

    Every Tuesday of each month, 8:00 pm
    Montlake Ale House, 2307 24th Ave E
    Hosted by Nicholas Beaudrot | Chris Mitchell

    Seattle Eastside
    First and Third Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm
    Angelo's Restaurant, 1830 130th Ave NE
    Hosted by Norman Furlong | Doug Hightower | Rich Erwin

    Newport Hills
    First Monday of each month, 7:30 pm
    Mustard Seed Grill and Pub, 5608 119th Ave SE
    Hosted by Robert Sargent

    Third Monday of each month, 7:00 pm
    El Serape Restaurant, 2503 Olympic Hwy N
    Hosted by Mike Mosbarger | Drew Noble

    Every Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm
    Working Class Heroes Bar & Grill, 1914 North Monroe Street - (509) 327-0448
    Hosted by Andrew Brewer

    Every Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm
    Hub Restaurant, 203 Tacoma Ave S (in the bar area)
    Hosted by Melissa Thompson | Traci Kelly

    Every Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm
    O'Callahans - Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock Richland Washington
    Hosted by Jim McCabe | Kendall Miller


    Blogger Chris Nandor said...

    Tim Knue is losing, and will probably lose. Smith gained, she took the lead, and she extended the lead on consecutive days of counting.

    8:11 AM  

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