Hank Sims / Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. / Elections
UPDATE., 11:19 p.m.: OK, friends, I'm calling it a night. Final thoughts: If the trend holds, Atkins is looking pretty good for reelection. (Still no third report.) Same-sex marriage had great nights in Maryland, Maine and maybe Minnesota. Marijuana had great nights in Washington, Colorado and Massachusetts (but not Oregon). Democrats had a great night pretty much everywhere. See you tomorrow.
UPDATE, 11:12 p.m.: (Kym) Proposition 30 just pulled ahead in state returns.
UPDATE, 10:20 p.m.: Humboldt County second report in. Atkins pulls very slightly ahead. 66 votes separate the Eureka City Council candidates.
UPDATE, 9:55 p.m.: Mitt Romney concedes. Watch his speech here. Still no second report from Humboldt County.
UPDATE, 9:40 p.m.: (Kym) Big wins for marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado (see below), but Oregon has rejected its legalization measure.
UPDATE, 9:37 p.m.: Eureka election photos from John Matthews.
Team Atkins at Democratic Central Committee HQ:
Team Bonino at Babetta's:
Larry Trask / Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. / Elections
Confused about the various propositions that will be on the ballot next Tuesday? That may be because they are confusing. And -- call me a cynic -- maybe they're confusing on purpose? In any event, KQED has compiled a helpful guide to the propositions, which can be found here.
Larry Trask / Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 @ 6:13 p.m. / Elections
Democratic congressional candidate Jared Huffman is visiting the North Coast for a number of reasons including a candidate forum (7pm Friday, broadcast on KEET-TV with audio simulcast on KHSU). Mr. Huffman stopped by the Awkward Pause radio show on KHUM to discuss issues specific to the North Coast and the nation as a whole.
Hank Sims / Wednesday, June 6, 2012 @ 10:02 a.m. / Elections
Your Lost Coast Outpost and KHUM's Larry Trask talked with five of the 12 candidates for Congress last night, and it was a total kick. If you missed it, you can get the audio below.
We got hold of first-placer Jared Huffman at around 7 p.m., before the polls had closed. He spoke as a front-runner would speak -- mostly looking forward to the future -- and he reaffirmed his great love for the music of James Taylor:
Second-place finisher Dan Roberts goes on to challenge Huffman in the November general election. We caught up with him at about 11:30 p.m., and by then his place in the general seemed pretty secure. Roberts was positively giddy at having beaten back the Democratic contenders. Funnest interview of the night:
Norman Solomon, who was in third place and within striking distance of Roberts most of the night, checked in at about 9:30 p.m. He defended his attack mailers on Stacey Lawson and plumped again for a more progressive Democratic Party:
Susan Adams called from her party -- held at a supporter's private pinball palace in San Rafael -- a little after 10 p.m. Though she didn't quite want to throw in the towel, she seemed to be aware that her chances were not good. She was gracious in defeat and grateful to her Humboldt County supporters:
Humboldt County's own Andy Caffrey was raging it up with fellow candidates William Courtney and John Lewellan on the Mendocino Coast when he checked in right before midnight. Your Lost Coast Outpost wanted to gloat a little bit, seeing that we had clearly won our bet with the candidate, but Caffrey was upbeat and on-point. Make it Eel River IPA, Andy!
(Confidential note to the other local politico who foolishly wagered that Adams would place ahead of Solomon: Ante up, pal!)
The recording of the Caffrey interview was a little screwed up. This starts at about a minute in:
Hank Sims / Monday, June 4, 2012 @ 8:18 a.m. / Elections
Election day approacheth. Today: Vote.
Also, keep it tuned to the LoCO and KHUM tomorrow evening – we'll be bringing you the results as the come in, and we'll be reporting live from all the local candidates' victory/defeat parties. We're going to see if we can hook up telephonically with the festivities down in MarinCo. (KHUM: 104.3/104.7 FM, streaming at khum.com.)
Following: KHUM and your Lost Coast Outpost's election coverage. Bone up.
- Susan Adams (preview)
- Andy Caffrey
- Jared Huffman (preview)
- Stacey Lawson (preview)
- Norman Solomon (preview)