Cantwell Watch

A site dedicated to tracking what U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wa) does (or doesn't do) to warrant her reelection, or ouster, in 2006.

Friday, August 25, 2006

P-I interviews Tran

Yesterday the Seattle P-I interviewed Hong Tran. Turns out, "Cantwell was invited to attend the session, but a representative said she had a scheduling conflict."

Uh huh.

It's called "Don't dignify your long shot opponent by appearing at the same forum."

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Is it McGavick, Wilson, Lieberman, Dixon or Guthrie?

According to the Columbian Cantwell has done a quiet 'about-face.' Only Maria knows for sure.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Tran gets more coverage...

CQPolitics, the online version of Congressional Quarterly, has an article about and interview with Hong Tran, a political neophyte opposed to the Iraq War, and vieing for Cantwell's seat. Mark Wilson must be wondering, "Is is just that she is prettier than me?"

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Cantwell rated average

The Drum Major Institute recently surveyed Congressional votes on matters particularly affecting the middle class and Cantwell got a "C".

Saturday, August 12, 2006

The gloves are off...

Today's Seattle Times announced McGavick is loaning his Senate campaign $2 million.

Sure. Wonder what the interest rate is...hmmm?

Friday, August 11, 2006

Dixon gets some press

The Seattle Times had this report on Green candidate Aaron Dixon.

Among the usual dialogue about the Iraq War, Dixon talked about whether "he expected to hear from angry progressives if Democrats lost the Senate seat, Dixon replied: 'They need to look at themselves. I can take any criticism that comes my way. We need more choices for people.'"

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Tran gets more coverage

Even though Dixon and Guthrie have been out stumping longer, and it appears both have raised more in campaign funds, the Seattle Times chooses to cover Hong Tran's "quixotic" attempt to beat Cantwell.

Go figure.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Finally, a difference with some meat on it.

Cantwell and McGavick are now trading barbs over Cantwell's recent NAY vote on the Republican tax package. It all reduces to interpretation of a provision that could adversely affect restaurant workers. There are too many other details to repeat here, but a good place to start is Postman on Politics blog.

What do the third party candidates think about this?

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Aaron Dixon's Radical Past

This week's Seattle Weekly reports on Aaron Dixon's Radical Past.

Who's next?