Court watchers fear Danielson could actually win, based on a history of weird supreme court race outcomes, the well-established electoral benefits of having a common Anglo last name (Danielson) up against a clearly non-Anglo last name (Gonzalez), and the fact that this race will be decided in the low-turnout August primary.
Something you may not know about Danielson: In addition to being a little-known lawyer in Kitsap County who's failed at three runs for office in recent years, he's also a member of the Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club, where they offer the following class:
Constitutional Law: Do you know what your rights are? Do you have any rights in what has been described as a post-Christian era? This course will open your eyes to where we are, how we got here and what needs to be done to secure rights for the following generation. This course will give you a new understanding and appreciation for the rights afforded to all men and women by God and enumerated in the Constitutions.
When I spoke to Danielson for this story, I asked him about his gun club and the class it's offering. "What?" he replied. “I have never taken the class, and I have never been there when they are teaching the class... You try to never mix religion and politics and the law. They don’t belong together.”
It didn't sound like he was looking for another gun club, however.