Politics

Seattle City Council race gets ugly on Twitter

kshamaSEATTLE — There seems to be no love lost between the two candidates fighting for Seattle City Council Position 2.

Tuesday’s initial ballot count in the race between Kshama Sawant and 16-year incumbent Richard Conlin showed Conlin leading in the race by a 7.2 percent margin.

Conlin told the Seattle Times that his initial lead was insurmountable.

In the early morning hours post-Election Day, the Twitter account associated with Sawant’s campaign tweeted at Conlin, “…you are the big loser of the night. You can collect your paycheck for 2 years and then… Goodbye.” The tweet ended with the hashtag, “Conlin-is-Gonelin.”

The tweet was later deleted, but not before the Seattle Times captured this screen grab.

As of Wednesday evening, Conlin was leading with 53.03 percent of the vote to Sawant’s 46.71 percent.

Sawant’s campaign vowed to challenge Conlin when he’s likely up for re-election in 2015.

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3 Comments to “Seattle City Council race gets ugly on Twitter”

    Guest said:
    November 6, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Seattle mayoral/council elections are so silly to watch. None of the candidates are different. They all believe in the same things and will continue to turn Seattle into another Detroit and Chicago. Got to love liberals.

    Guest#2 said:
    November 7, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Not only has Sawant's campaign been nothing but attacks and lies, but now she shows that she is a sore loser and a whiny little baby. I can't believe this worthless communist got as many votes as she did. It would've been priceless if Conlin replied with "na-na na-na boo boo stick your head in doo doo!"

    Slam1263 said:
    November 7, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Ms. Sawant ran under a political party's banner, but I can't use their name.

    I guess Guest #2's Communist term is close enough.

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