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Top Three things to watch in Top Two? The results

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Aug. 19, 2008 at 10:55 pm with No Comments »
August 19, 2008 10:55 pm

1. Randy Dorn succeeded in keeping incumbent schools chief Terry Bergeson under 50 percent. That means that this non-partisan race will continue until November. But predictions of a Dorn victory were unfounded. In fact, they were dead wrong.

Expect “WASL” to rival “change” as the most spoken word in the coming election.

2. Despite all the spin about which party and which candidate would benefit from the primary electorate, the results are what was predicted by opinion polls. Chris Gregoire has a slight lead over Dino Rossi – three points – but was held below 50 percent. That’s what most of the polls had shown leading up to the primary.

3. All the hype about the top two primary was fun while it lasted. In the end, very few races in November will see two Democrats or two Republicans and most of those are in districts where only one party filed candidates or where one party is dominant.

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