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October 1, 2012 at 6:04 AM

Monday briefing: a Todd Akin turnaround?; “Pot mama” leads I-502 campaign

Good Morning. October first.

That was then: Remember that whole bit about U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri Senate candidate who caused a firestorm when he said that women’s bodies, in cases of “legitimate rape,” somehow reject a pregnancy. Republicans from all over the place, including Mitt Romney, told him to get out of the race — for the good of the party. Akin didn’t budge. A new prediction aired  Sunday on CNN says that Akin now might win this thing.

The Washington Post reported last week that some Republicans are coming back to support him.

 

Alison Holcomb
campaign manager of Initiative 502

“Pot mama.” Seattle Weekly has  a profile of Alison Holcomb, the woman leading the campaign to legalize marijuana in this state, Initiative 502.  Read for yourself, but the piece seems to normalize the idea of legalizing pot with its  portrayal of  Holcomb, who comes off as the reasonable neighbor next door.

 

 

 

 

Election month: This will be the busiest, craziest month yet of the 2012 election. There are gubernatorial debates, live chats, presidential and vice-presidential debates, and enough TV ads to overwhelm. The Seattle Times politics team is co-hosting the Oct. 16 gubernatorial debate with KING-TV. We are hosting live chats on Initiative 1240,the charter school measure, Oct. 18, Initiative 1185, the tax limitation measure, this Thursday, Oct. 4. and Initiative 502, pot legalization, on Oct. 17 at noon. We hosted a very lively gay marriage chat earlier this year. We are live chatting the presidential debates.  Busy, busy.

 

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