From Lorna Rodriguez at the Murano.
In the past 30 minutes, the atmosphere in the room picked up dramatically.
Shouts of “yes,” “wooo,” and “yeah” accompanied smiles, laughing and clapping when King5 anchors announced Patty Murray and other local Democrat politicians were ahead.
“We want to see the blues,” Susan Cornell said, in reference to the color often assigned Democratic states. “This election presents a contrast between reason and extremism.”
Cornell and her husband, Frederic Cornell, have been working on Adam Smith’s progressive advisory committee.
“He’s a good guy, he deserves to be reelected,” Susan Cornell said. “We want him to stay in.” This is an important election because it “could prevent a bunch of nonintellectual people from taking control,” Frederic Cornell added. “I don’t think much of the Republican mentality.”