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November 8, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Constantine declares victory on anti-tolling measure

With Tim Eyman’s anti-tolling initiative trailing by a slim margin in statewide voting, King County Executive Dow Constantine declared victory, saying a strong no vote in King County beat back Eyman’s “sneaky attempt to once again stop light rail.”

“It means that we have once again said to Tim Eyman and his wealthy backers, ‘We are not gonna take it from you anymore,'” Constantine said to whoops and applause.

As he declared victory, cheers rose up at the Pioneer Square bar where opponents of I-1125 gathered Tuesday night.

Eyman, who was compared to herpes earlier in the evening by State Democratic Party Chairman Dwight Pelz, shrugged off the insult.

“Didn’t he once call me a ‘self-aggrandizing punk?’ If you’re in political activism, you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about this stuff. It’s a snake pit. After 15 years, I’ve developed a thick skin,” said Eyman.

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