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August 15, 2006

Peter Goldmark is on the air!

Goldmark I'm glad to see that Peter Goldmark is hitting the airwaves.  It's a 30-second biographical ad, starring his (rather photogenic) adult children.  It's low key, informal, perhaps paced a little too quickly, but all in all, a very solid effort.  And he's on the air early.  Which is good.

This may be a heresy, but I'll say it anyway: I think Goldmark vs. McMorris is even more critical and exciting than Darcy Burner vs. Sheriff Hairspray. Darcy is well on the way to victory in a district that Kerry won in 2004.  She is doing a great job and should be able to win it without too much difficulty.  (Not that we should take it easy and assume she can coast!)

The 5th is a tougher, redder district and winning it would be a much, much bigger deal.  And it's going to be harder for Goldmark to raise the money he needs to knock off an incumbent.  But he's a strong candidate, with a great biography and a list of accomplishments as a rancher, environmentalist, scientist and public servant that as long as your arm.

So, fellow Washington progressive bloggers: I challenge you to bring your enthusiasm and energy to bear for Peter Goldmark, just as you have for Darcy Burner.  And let's take back two seats in Congress this fall. 

You can contribute right here.

Posted by Jon Stahl on August 15, 2006 at 10:29 PM in Candidate Races | Permalink


You're right Jon. Peter Goldmark is a great candidate that any Congressional District in Washington State would be fortunate to have.

And he can win this race as his recent poll shows. He has just been added to the targeted races by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

If you are not familiar with him go to his campaign website at:


Support him with a contribution today!

And Jon, you should add him to your links above for Key Campaigns. So should other bloggers.

I also recommend a link for the campaign against the "Developers Rights" Initiative 933. It's also known as the "Pay the Developers or Waive your Community Protection Rights" Initiative.

The link is:http://www.noon933.org/

Posted by: Steve Zemke MajorityRulesBlog | Aug 16, 2006 8:32:45 AM

I've heard there might be a fundraiser or two for him in this area - if someone hears of it, please let me know. This guy's a rock star - with a resume that relegates McMorris to pipsqueak status. I'm pitching in what I can, when I can, but I know there's a huge fundraising push on now to show that he can outraise her 2 quarters in a row. Please kick a few bucks his way.

Posted by: paco and taco | Aug 16, 2006 10:58:42 AM

There will be major canvassing across Washington state this weekend - folks hitting the streets in every country. Peter himself will be canvassing in the Spokane area. Call the Spokane Coordinated Campaign to learn more! (509) 838-1718

(I just finished a few months as a Spokane Coordinated Campaign intern.)

Posted by: Nathan E. | Aug 16, 2006 12:20:36 PM

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