(Updated at 2 p.m. with The Stranger’s response.) Any remaining doubt about who The Stranger newspaper would back in this year’s crowded mayor’s race is probably settled by a story the weekly paper posted today. In it, The Stranger’s political writers praise Mayor Mike McGinn for his “frankness” — the absolute nicest way to say…More
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Newly announced Seattle mayoral candidate Tim Burgess tried to get off on the right foot yesterday with The Stranger, offering them an exclusive story about his decision to get into the race. In a flattering piece about Burgess, a city councilmember with whom The Stranger has often disagreed, Dominic Holden wrote: “Giving an advance interview to The…More
A Socialist candidate and Occupy Seattle activist who had more than a quarter of the vote in her race against state House Speaker Frank Chopp has set her sights on next year’s city elections. Kshama Sawant says she is recruiting a slate of Socialist candidates to run for Seattle City Council and mayor next year. Though…More
Has state attorney general candidate Reagan Dunn exaggerated his credentials as a lawyer, specifically his time spent practicing civil law? It’s a question that arose during the first televised debate in June between Republican Dunn and his opponent, Democrat Bob Ferguson. The Stranger newspaper wrote about the issue, concluding that Dunn misrepresented his legal experience,…More
Readers of Slog, the popular blog at Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger, were greeted this morning by a series of posts ostensibly by Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna, his staff and family. That may have seemed too weird to be true, since The Stranger is an unabashed basher of McKenna, and a supporter of Democrat Jay…More
Gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna said Monday afternoon that a pair of months-old tweets sent by one of his staffers, appearing to mock Asians and the elderly, were “insensitive and wrong.” The tweets, sent by Kathlyn Ehl before she joined the McKenna campaign in April, gained attention earlier Monday after The Stranger published them. They were quickly deleted,…More