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Dick Muri experiences the ups and downs of election night coverage

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Nov. 2, 2010 at 8:52 pm |
November 2, 2010 8:52 pm

From Kari Plog at the Great American

A loud collective boo lingered after Democratic victory results from around the country started rolling on the screen.

Then, a full house of anxious Republicans rejoice over drinks as initiative results reflect apparent disapproval of new taxes in Washington State.

A short-lived upbeat atmosphere erupted when King 5 revealed a Dino Rossi lead, before a quick turnover revealed him falling behind with nearly half the state votes tallied.

With 6% of the votes in, the crowd cheers as King 5 anchors tell viewers to keep an eye on the 9th district race, where the “incumbent doesn’t have a cake walk.”

Dick Muri was behind that incumbent, Adam Smith, at 8:30 p.m., but for some in the crowded room the race isn’t over yet.

Muri said he isn’t optimistic, but it is still early.

“Based on the points I expected this,” he said. “It’s still too early to tell.”

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