Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Conservative judicial races 0-fer

I know it is still pretty early, but with King County still yet to report, I feel pretty safe saying that all three sitting Supreme Court Justices and both targeted Appeals Court judges (Mary Becker and Joel Penoyar) are going to win.

What does spending millions, $1.5 million on one alone, get you? Nothing so far. One race, between Justice Owens and Stephen Johnson, may yet go to a run off in November.

Despite this, I hope we still find a way to transition this debacle into public funding for at least judicial races. While I think all elections should be, at least in part, publically funded, judicial seats especially should have the protection from special interest money.

Judgeships, especially, should not be bought. And, this year they won't

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