Let's take a moment from all that last-minute mudslinging (which insurance commissioner/union leader is supporting/not supporting, changing his/her mind about Della/Burgess now?) and talk about the parties. Yep. Election Night parties. Any campaign worth its salt has by now secured a venue for donor-handshaking, staff-thanking and acceptance/concession speech-giving.
Here are the highlights:
Pro Prop 1 at the Westin.
School Board candidate Sherry Carr partying at her house in Green Lake.
King County Prosecutor candidate Bill Sherman yucking it up at the Mainstage Comedy Club on Lower Queen Anne.
Port Candidate Alec Fiskan going artsy at Flury & Company Ltd. in Pioneer Square.
Tom Rasmussen and Sally Clark also kickin' it in Pioneer Square. Sally at the Double Header, Tom at the New Orleans. (Though both their parties end ear-ly. 7:30!)
Jean Godden going old school at Two Bells Tavern in Belltown.
Tim Burgess at Bricco on top of Queen Anne.
(No word yet on the whereabouts of incumbent David Della's fete, nor about Venus Velazquez's, though rumor has it she may be celebrating at her Mt. Baker home. Good call, all things considered, to be staying off the roads that night.)
Bruce Harrell, the other challenger for the open seat, is having his party at the Four Seas in the ID. A curious choice, given that that's one of council member Richard McIver's favorite haunts and quite possibly the last spot he hit before his arrest for alleged domestic violence last month. In all fairness to Bruce, though, he's been talking about having his Election Night party at the Four Seas for months. That and CD standby Thompson's Point of View are his favorite places to kick back.
Ok. Mark those ballots. Back to the mudslinging.
UPDATE: Word from Venus' camp is that she's not having the party at her home, but that they're still finalizing plans for the locale. Details will likely be posted on her Web site this afternoon.