by Goldy, 03/31/2010, 1:07 PM

One of the most hotly contested U.S. House races this November will be for the seat in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District that Democrat Brian Baird is vacating. And I truly believe that the Dems’ best shot at holding this seat — and in fact improving on it — is State Sen. Craig Pridemore, a progressive yes, but also a genuine populist with the ability to connect with voters during these troubled economic times.

But don’t take my word for it. Stop by Seattle’s Spitfire Restaurant tonight between 6 and 8 PM and meet Pridemore for yourself. And if you like what you see, don’t just share a pint with him, share a little campaign contribution too.

4 Responses to “Have a pint with Pridemore, 6PM tonight, at the Spitfire”

1. Omm spews:

I like Pridemore, and I’ll probably vote for him, but I gotta say that it’s a stupid mistake to hold this event in Seattle when he hasn’t done anything like it yet in Olympia (where I live) or, as far as I know, anywhere else in the 3rd District.

2. Bill Baumann spews:

I donated to Pridemore’s campaign today. He will make a better representative than Baird. I’m sure he’ll get to Olympia. The way I see it, there’s more money in Seattle.

3. N in Seattle spews:


Me too, thanks to some gentle prodding from Darcy Burner.

4. Jon DeVore spews:

For the record, Craig has had similar “meet and greets” in Olympia, Longview, Vancouver and I believe La Center in the last week or so. (Not positive about La Center, but there was an event hosted by someone who lives in La Center, I know that. It could have been held in a larger city in Clark County, I don’t know.)

In any case, all of these events were held in the 3rd District. I went to the one in Vancouver and there were 60 people crammed into a small space on 48 hours notice. (Craig has been in the special Legislative session, that’s why the short notice.)

All candidates from down here wind up having events in Seattle, I know our chief competitor did already. The Republicans do the same. That’s the world we live in. When I start my consulting empire you will all come to me. ;-)