Recount in Washington
With Republican Dino Rossi leading Democrat Christine Gregoire by 261 votes, the recount began today in Washington's gubernatorial race.
Gregoire was expected to win this thing, so no matter who wins, she was broadsided. If he loses, Rossi will be front-and-center to take on Washington's Senator Maria Cantwell in the 2006 general election. (Not bad for a man who was a virtual unknown outside his suburban Seattle State senate district.)
So on a national level, it would be good if Gregoire wins and we have a great prospect of knocking off Cantwell. For Washingtonians: Go Dino!