Washington Libertarian Review

Political commentary from the State of Washington with a libertarian perspective.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Cantwell Watch blog online

In 2006 THE political campaign to watch is going to be the election for Maria Cantwell's seat in the U.S. Senate.

In 2000 Cantwell barely squeaked by incumbent Slade Gorton by 2200 votes out of nearly 2.5 million.

Many believe Cantwell won because Libertarian Jeff Jared, who garnered almost 65,000 votes, took more votes from Gorton than he did from Cantwell. There are others who believe that Jared merely reduced Cantwell's margin of victory.

Regardless, Cantwell's performance will be at issue in 2006, as Gorton's was in 2000. Hence I have inaugurated Cantwell Watch, a blog dedicated to tracking what Cantwell does (or doesn't do) to warrant her reelection, or ouster, in 2006.

Depending on time available I will try to provide regular updates. However, I am more than willing to turn this project over to a faithful libertarian volunteer.


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