Incumbent Lt. Governor Brad Owen and State Auditor Brian Sonntag. I won’t necessarily be voting for their Republican opponents, but I will definitely not cast my ballot for these two “Democrats” this November.
I’ve never been much impressed by Owen, but Sonntag, well, I’ve grown pretty damn disillusioned with his confrontational, punitive, and thus counterproductive use of performance audits these past couple years. Rather than promoting efficiencies in government, Sonntag’s performance audits have only served to enable and embolden anti-transit, anti-tax, anti-government activists. If he audited himself to see what kind of return taxpayers have gotten for their performance audit dollars, his office wouldn’t look so good.