An interesting bit of post-primary analysis that I'm sure we'll hear variations of from the Ed Murray camp over the coming weeks (that is, assuming we're still on speaking terms):

"Seventy-three percent of the people voted against the mayor," [Washington State Democratic Party chair Dwight] Pelz said. He thinks that's a significant point for Murray, a Democrat who's served in Pelz's party in Olympia for 18 years.

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That's absolutely true. Seventy-three percent of people voted against the mayor. But you know what else is equally true? Seventy percent of people voted against Murray, a Democrat who's served in Olympia for 18 years.

Look, I know 70 is less than 73, and it's not like Murray is the incumbent. McGinn's 27 percent is pretty sucky for an incumbent, and you'd have to be an idiot not to consider Murray the clear frontrunner in November. But it's not like he's an unknown, either. Murray has represented Seattle in Olympia for 18 years, and yet 70 percent of primary voters cast their ballots for somebody else. That suggests a lack of affinity toward Murray that at least gives McGinn a fighting chance.