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Barone on McGavick

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From Friday’s interview, transcribed at Radioblogger:

MB: I think Mike McGavick in Washington probably has a better chance than the Republican nominee in Michigan, even though Bush lost Washington by a bigger margin than Michigan. McGavick turned around this company Safeco, which he was CEO of. He’s also got political instincts. He was a former Capitol Hill staffer and everything. A lot of glowing reports on him. Maria Cantwell doesn’t seem to have much personal aura, and so far as I can determine, a very narrow winner last time. Yeah, you’ve got all those people in filing cabinets in King County in Seattle…

HH: (laughing) Yeah, hopefully they got emptied out, though.

MB: Well, they got emptied out, but they keep on dragging more of them out after the election’s over.

Michael Barone’s blog can be read here.

Contribute to McGavick’s campaign via his website here.

I am always amazed by the sheer amount of political info that Barone carries around in his head (e.g. “Bob Byrd is, you know, was the first person in West Virginia history to carry all 55 counties.”)

Fox ought to consider a weekend show to pair with The Beltway Boys, that featuresbarone just answering questions on the races and politics. It would attract every political junkie in the country because while Barone has decided opinions, he does not spin the numbers, and he sees through bogus polls.


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