The Unwatched Race
I suppose I'm as guilty as the rest, but few seem to have paid attention to the Republican primary for U.S. Congress. They had two candidates running for the chance to oppose Mike Thompson. It's a pleasant surprise to see they picked the one that would have been my choice, at least from the one article I read some time ago in one of the papers on the two Republican challengers.
Maybe I missed it but I didn't see any mention of the results in the Times- Standard. The Eureka Reporter covered it, though. The race was a little bit tighter than the results shown in the Eureka Reporter. The Smartvoter page shows it at Starkwolf 54.1% and Pharr at 45.9%. That shows stronger support than I would of expected for Pharr, the War Party candidate.
So, that means a three way race for Thompson's seat come November- Green Party candidate, Carol Wolman being the third contender. I haven't voted in the congressional race for some years unless there was a Libertarian running, not wanting to vote for Thompson and certainly not going to vote for past Republican/ War Party candidate, Lawrence Weisner.
I'll keep an eye on this Starkwolf fellow and see how oriented toward liberty he seems. Maybe I'll actually have someone to vote for in that race come November. Then again, maybe not.
Update/ Correction: My mistake. The folks at the Times- Standard have pointed out they did cover the Republican primary. What makes this really embarrassing for me is I read both the online and hard copy versions and scanned right through the references to that story.