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September 12, 2012 at 6:10 AM

Wednesday briefing: arena winners, losers?; arena live chat at noon; AG debate

Good morning:

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn

If you like your politics hot and feisty, this is a big week for that sort of thing in Seattle and Washington state. First, we have a basketball arena deal, which certainly will be a big topic in the 2013 Seattle mayor’s race. And why wait? Let the post-agreement analysis begin.

Who is/are the winner/winners in all of this? Mayor Mike McGinn, who first touted the original deal? City Councilmember Tim Burgess, a likely mayoral candidate who helped craft a revised arena deal, with more money for transportation? The fans? The port?

Seattle City Councilmember
Tim Burgess

Please answer below.

If you want to know more about the deal, join us at noon Wednesday for a live chat with Burgess, Times reporter Lynn Thompson, editor Matt Kreamer and myself.  Here is the link to join the discussion. Feel free to submit questions in advance.

Like I said, this is a busy week in politics. The Seattle Times and the Washington Coalition for Open Government are hosting an attorney general’s debate tonight at 6:30 p.m. at The Seattle Times with Reagan Dunn and Bob Ferguson. The event will be live-streamed on seattletimes.com and on the TVW website  Other debates are scheduled in several statewide races are planned Wednesday as well.  The attorney general debate will be broadcast at a later time on TVW and KUOW-FM.

 

Sen. Maria Cantwell: Remember her? Anyone recall that the Democratic incumbent is running for re-election? Cantwell is running against Republican state Sen. Mike Baumgartner. The latest KING TV SurveyUSA shows why the race is getting so little attention. Cantwell is —  has been — way out in front.  The most recent poll was conducted among 524 likely voters Sept. 7-9 and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent.

 

 

 

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