Seattle University political science professor discusses Washington primary election

A Seattle University political science professor breaks down winners and losers and explains what it all means ahead of the November elections. # retweet

Seattle voters are preparing to elect a new mayor and attorney for the city in November.

In what may be the biggest shocker of the primaries, Seattle Attorney General Pete Holmes acknowledged the race on Friday. He succeeded his rivals, Republican Anne Davison and abolitionist Nicole Thomas Kennedy, and saw no way forward.

Marco Lowe, a professor of political science at Seattle University, said he was as surprised by the result as anyone else.

“He was challenged on both sides of the spectrum at the same time. They attacked his record saying he was either chasing too much or too little,” Lowe noted. “He didn’t raise a lot of money because I don’t think he saw a challenge coming. I didn’t see a challenge. They didn’t get into the race until late. It was a perfect storm.”

After Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that she would not seek re-election, 15 candidates entered the race. Two candidates climbed to the top of the group. Former Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell will be opposite current City Council President Lorena Gonzalez in November.

King County Executive Dow Constantine will compete for his position once again, against rival Joe Nguyen.

“Unlike Pete Holmes, we’ve seen the county CEO go into this reelection run with a huge war chest. State Senator Nguyen is running a really smart, strategic race, but he’s having trouble beating the momentum that the county executive has been building for a decade in office,” he said. Louie.

The Washington state general election is scheduled for November 2.

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