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June 19, 2006

Gay group to back two in 43rd District race

Posted by David Postman at 11:48 AM

I see I've been beat on this, but when the Seattle Metropolitan Elections Committee, "Rating candidates on issues of importance to the LGBT community since 1977," candidate ratings come out — which is expected to happen today — there will be two people endorsed in the 43rd District, Jamie Pedersen and Lynne Dodson.

We cover the race today with a story about those who argue the 43rd should be a "gay seat." That has Dan Savage reacting.

Here's the e-mail that went out to the SEAMEC listserve Friday:

Hello all,

Here is a recap of this evening's ratings. All ratings have been adjusted
based on SC decision to rate on median as opposed to average interview

43rd House

Lynne Dodson AAABB 5 (Endorsed)
Dick Kelley AAABA 4
Linde Knighton (postponed until general election - this information
will not appear on ratings sheet/ad, but candidate will be notified)
Jamie Pedersen AABAA 5 (Endorsed)
Stephanie Pure ABBBB 3
Bill Sherman AAAAA 3
Jim Street AAAAA 3

43rd Senate

Ed Murray AAAAA 5 (Endorsed)

48th Senate

Luke Esser di 0
Rodney Tom AAAAA 4 (Endorsed)

Again, candidates will be notified on Sunday morning (it gives me a day to
work on the announcements/press release). The announcement will go to SEAMEC members Sunday afternoon and the press release to the press Sunday evening for publication on Monday (or after).

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