Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Latest Whitman County Results

County Auditor

NATHAN HORTER; D 3,620 37.47 %
EUNICE L. COKER; R 6,027 62.38 %

County Commissioner Dist 3

NATHAN WELLER; D 3,967 42.4 %
MICHAEL LARGENT; R 5,354 57.23 %

From today's Daily News:
Weller said the race isn’t over until all the votes come through.

“Overall, it’s been a great time,” Weller said. “By no means am I conceding yet. It will be interesting to see how it comes out.”

Largent said it wasn’t time to start dancing, but he felt pretty good considering his lead. He said he will feel more secure if he maintains his lead when the next round of results are released.


Horter said he isn’t ready to accept defeat and does not consider the initial numbers to be an indication of the final result.

“It’s still early and there are quite a few ballots that won’t reach the auditor’s office for a few days,” Horter said. “There’s still time to make up for that deficiency.”
Go ahead and start dancing Michael. Your lead grew by nearly 500 votes to 1387.

Nathan Horter, with only 2,000 or so votes left to count, and you trailing by 2,400 votes, I don't think you're going to be making up that deficiency.


April E. Coggins said...

The campaigns of the two Nathan's started out similar, however the contrast between Nathan Weller's and Nathan Horter's campaign was distinct. Weller kept it clean and on issue, Horter jumped into the mud with the local Dems. Weller's clean campaign was rewarded with 347 more votes than Horters dirty campaign. I hope that is a message that local Dems will appreciate and act on. I also hope we will see more campaigns that are issue and idea driven, with the goal being the good of the citizens.

Ray Lindquist said...

Tom -- But with new math; I have a chance.... LOL