What does a Republican have to do to get elected statewide in Washington, where the heavily Democratic Puget Sound can trump voters in the rest of the state? In his post-mortem of the Nov. 2 election, former state Republican Party chairman Chris Vance had this to say on Crosscut:
To win statewide, a Republican must win Pierce and Snohomish and attract 40 percent of the vote in King County. . . . Message, not mechanics, is the key. Republicans must find candidates and messages that will appeal to moderate, pragmatic, well-educated suburban voters.
Read the entire posting here.