On Wednesday, the Seattlepi.com's Joel Connelly reported that the 34th District GOP—comprising West Seattle, White Center, Vashon, Burien, and Maury Island—had endorsed Goodspaceguy for port commissioner. This was surprising, even for the GOP. Goodspaceguy estimates that he's run for 15 local elections, and he has not won a single race.
Chuck Rangel, chairman of the 34th District Republicans, explained that his legislative district voted to endorse Goodspaceguy because his opponent, Democratic incumbent Courtney Gregoire, didn't fill out the 34th District's questionnaire. "There were some good economic and conservative-type responses in his letter, so we thought, 'That's pretty good,'" Rangel said. "We don't have anything from the opponent."
Rangel wasn't concerned by Goodspaceguy's past attempts to reach elected office. In prior years, Goodspaceguy has run on a space colonization platform. "We did not look into that as an issue, but as history, one of our founders, leaders of the Republican party, Abraham Lincoln, had similar luck in running many, many, many races and not winning," Rangel said.
Plus, Goodspaceguy hates the minimum wage—any minimum wage. Rangel said he thought Goodspaceguy's opposition to $15 was sensible.
"And he did mention something about being a capitalist in his questions, and we said that's not a bad thing in our book," Rangel added.
Goodspaceguy, for reasons we cannot explain, is on something of a roll this year. More than 23,000 people voted for him in the primary. He is also a self-proclaimed expert on how to "live at the market rate."