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Couple of Friday points:
- Ashley really nailed this cartoon. I love it. You will too.
- KGTV Channel 10 and SuveyUSA came out with another poll on the city attorney’s race here. Here’s the breakdown in case you missed it (Update: I’m an idiot. I mistakenly grabbed the link from the last poll and put up the old numbers. They’ve since been changed, of course.):
Mike Aguirre: 29 percent
Scott Peters: 21 percent
Jan Goldsmith: 16 percent
Brian Maienschein: 14 percent
Amy Lepine: 5 percent
Undecided: 15 percent
I know, I know, some of you hate the SurveyUSA thing and think I’m lazy to not mine the polls the campaigns generate for insights. I’m sticking with the policy. All that this poll basically shows is that it is a toss-up for second place with Aguirre and that none of us have any clue how those 18 percent of undecideds will break. It’s not at all surprising though, that — like the debate Sunday — the three main challengers are starting to attack each other in order to stand out.
I am often asked how this will turn out. I have no idea. It will go on to November. I thought Goldsmith would be in the best position to move on to the general election with Aguirre. But as yesterday’s numbers show, Peters and Maienschein have far more assets available to close this race.
It is just shocking though how little money any of them are spending or raising in this.
- Wow, big news from inside the Sanders campaign today, eh? Pretty stupid thing for Michael McSweeney to do. I mean, did he think Eric Bidwell would really just keep their interactions to himself? But is what McSweeney did unethical or “dirty” as some have said? I don’t know. He didn’t bribe him or anything. He just lobbied him to say mean things about Steve Francis. Campaigns lobby each other all the time to either endorse one camp or drop out in some way.
McSweeney’s actions were secretive and deceitful in a way, but mostly just a stupid waste of time that cost him his job.
The real winner in this, undoubtedly, is Eric Bidwell. Most of us thought that Floyd Morrow’s campaign would be the one to get enough votes to ensure the mayor’s race went all the way to November. Perhaps, actually, it’s Bidwell who will serve as the standard bearer for the None of the Above crowd.