Thursday, September 21, 2006

Tuesday Senate Primary Results

Just for the record, there were actually two Democratic Senate primaries on Tuesday, in Massachusetts and Washington. They were of very little consequence, which is why I'm just getting around to updating you on them now.

In Washington, Senator Maria Cantwell got 91 percent of the vote to easily best challenger Hong Tran for the Democratic nomination and will face Republican nominee Mike McGavick in the November 7 general election for the seat she has held for one term.

Ted Kennedy, the unabashed liberal stalwart from Massachusetts, ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face an entirely meaningless challenge from Republican Ken Chase. Political observers believe that Chase has as good a chance of beating Kennedy in November, as Karl Rove does of being named People Magazine's next "Sexiest Man Alive."