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posted Friday, October 25 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 43
Nation's eyes on Seattle - City's mayoral race one of '10 to Watch,' says Victory Fund
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Nation's eyes on Seattle - City's mayoral race one of '10 to Watch,' says Victory Fund

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle's mayoral race, pitting openly Gay challenger Ed Murray against incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn, is one of the Victory Fund's '10 Races to Watch' for 2013.

The Victory Fund, which helps LGBT candidates get elected to office, has endorsed Murray, currently a Washington state senator. 'If elected, Murray would become the city's first ever openly Gay mayor,' the group notes on its website.

Murray's campaign was also buoyed by a new Strategies 360 poll released October 21, showing him leading the incumbent by 17 points, 51% to 34%.

This is now the fourth poll in as many weeks showing Murray with more than half of likely voters, and ahead of McGinn by a seemingly insurmountable margin.

Even more discouraging for McGinn are the favorable vs. unfavorable numbers. An impressive 60% of respondents had a favorable view of Murray, against only 12% with an unfavorable view of him. McGinn's favorables are only 47%, compared with 42% unfavorable.

ENTHUSIASM GAP
Murray also enjoys much stronger support from his backers. Thirty-one percent of respondents called themselves 'strong' Murray supporters, as opposed to only 17% who were 'strong' for McGinn. Both candidates got about the same number of 'not strong' supporters and 'leaners.'

Murray also impresses likely voters as someone who addresses the issues they care about. More than twice as many respondents said Murray would show better 'leadership on issues important to you.'

They also picked Murray when asked specifically about who would do better on the economy and jobs, public safety and police issues, and maintaining and improving the city's roads, tunnels, and bridges.

Poll respondents said McGinn would do a better job on public transportation, bicycling and pedestrian issues, and on environmental and climate-change issues. Unfortunately for McGinn, only 27% of the sample said they use public transportation or ride a bike 'daily or almost daily.'

A KIRO 7 poll released October 20 also showed relatively similar results, although it was misleadingly pitched as a 'closer than you think' poll.

Among voters who say they will 'definitely' vote, Murray enjoys a 12-point lead. Only when an additional sample of voters who say they will 'probably' vote is counted does Murray's margin of victory slip to four points.

NOT AN 'OFF' YEAR
The Victory Fund has endorsed a total of 85 out candidates for 2013, an all-time high for an odd-numbered year.

'2013 isn't an 'off' year. It's definitely 'on' at the Victory Fund,' said Lucinda Guinn, the group's political director. 'We're working hard this year to help build up local heroes in places where equality is late in arriving. Places where these candidates can be the spark to help their own communities move toward equality.'

In addition to Murray, two other mayoral candidates are included in the '10 to Watch' list - Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and Miami Beach Mayor Michael Góngora. Both are running for their third term.

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