Nov 7, 2012
commented on Time to Get Real, Jay Inslee
Big props to Mary Baechler (my mudder) running as the democratic candidate in Yakima County. She nabbed 40% of the vote, performing better than both Jay Inslee and gay marriage. More importantly, winning 40% of Yakima with a budget of only 30K is astounding. Additionally, she ran an incredible ground game, with a grass roots focus on the Latino vote (she harassed the state dems to put their page in Spanish) and voter registration.
I know King County likes to pat itself on the back, but congratulations to her for ginning up Dem support in the east, in a race that we were planning to let go uncontested. If/When Jay Inslee's confirmed, she'll be part of the reason he succeeded.
Jun 17, 2011
joined My Stranger Face