With today’s endorsement of incumbent Brian Sonntag in the State Auditor’s race, the Seattle Times editorial endorsement scorecard now stands at Republicans 5, Democrats 0. Or figuring in the “Johnson Factor,” perhaps its 4-1… either way, Republicanism is still in the lead.
Sure, Sonntag technically “Prefers Democratic Party,” but since he’s become Tim Eyman’s bitch, even that vague label has become pretty damn meaningless. I mean, how many times is he going to audit Sound Transit? I guess if he audits long enough and often enough he’ll eventually catch Joni Earl lying about a blow job or something, but there must be some other state or local agency that deserves his undivided attention.
But I’ll be generous and split the difference, moving to an indecisive, NHL-style scorecard that awards two points for a win, and 1 point for a tie. That gives the R’s two points each for Reed, Martin and Bond, while awarding one point each to both teams for Sonntag, Johnson and the inexplicable Dorn-Bergeson dual endorsement in the SPI race. (I mean, what’s the point?)
So here are today’s revised standings:
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