|11-08-00, 09:11 AM||#1|
Gates backing his long-time friend Slade Gorton. Major money contributions to whatever Gorton wants. So Gates might be behind some of Gorton's anti-enviromental votes.I hate rich geeks, they have to ruin it for the cranial inferior. What group's are Gate's associated. He would seem like the perfect Peta and Sierra club supporter.
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|11-09-00, 05:38 PM||#4|
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Sorry-Slade is not finished off yet. I saw him on tv this afternoon. He is in a neck and neck race with an under 1000 vote margin.
|11-15-00, 11:59 AM||#6|
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Don't shoot the messenger- just thought some people might be curious how Slade's doing.
"U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton widened his lead over Democratic challenger Maria Cantwell yesterday after more absentee ballots were counted in 18 counties. At the end of the day, Gorton was up 12,532 votes - or by 0.61
percent. On Sunday, he led by 5,353 votes, or 0.26 percent.
The latest batch of results, coming from mostly rural areas and Pierce County, didn't do much to point to a winner in the race that
has stagnated for a week. A more clear indicator might come from King County's count
today of 80,000 ballots - about half of its outstanding votes. Cantwell has been beating Gorton in the populous county, which could offset his lead in most areas outside the Seattle area.
A Seattle Times analysis shows that the race is still on course for a dead heat and is likely to end up in a recount. The state
automatically calls a recount if the final tally is within one half of 1 percent. The analysis is based on the assumption that the counties have accurately estimated the number of ballots yet to be counted. Neither candidate plans to declare victory or concede based on today's results. With an estimated 320,841 ballots yet to be counted statewide, both think a winner could emerge later this
week. "There's so much information still out there that it would be impossible to give firm predictions," said Heidi Kelly, Gorton's
campaign manager. Both Gorton, a three-term incumbent, and Cantwell, a high-tech
millionaire and former congresswoman, still remain confident they will win. Gorton has been right so far in an Election Day prediction:
Absentee voters have favored him. An analysis shows that of absentees cast between Gorton and Cantwell, he has received 51.5 percent of votes counted since Wednesday, while Cantwell
has gotten 48.5 percent. (These percentages do not account for votes going to Libertarian candidate Jeff Jared.) Some of the uncounted absentees are from overseas and haven't
even been delivered. If a recount is held in any statewide race, it would begin after all
39 counties certify their results Nov. 22. The earliest recount tally would be available on Dec. 1, but the state would have until Dec. 7 to complete it. The Senate race, meanwhile, is being measured in minuscule
ways. As results trickle in by the hour, every slight gain is scrutinized, every percentage analyzed, every number crunched
and re-crunched by each campaign's team of experts. Ron Dotzauer, Cantwell's campaign manager, was excited by the slightest shift in Pierce County's count yesterday, even though Cantwell was technically losing there by 1,563 votes. "We got a half-percent increase, he got a 1.2 percent decline, and
Jared got a 0.7 percent increase," Dotzauer said. "We love it!" Cantwell hadn't been into her campaign office but was keeping
tabs from her home in Edmonds. Gorton had planned to travel to Washington, D.C., but because there wasn't much to do there, he stayed in his Bellevue home, Kelly said."
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