Rantz: WA Democrat chairwoman embarrasses herself in transparent voting scam

Nov 7, 2022, 12:00 PM | Updated: Nov 8, 2022, 6:04 am
Tina Podlodowski...
Tina Podlodowski, the chairwoman of the Washington State Democratic Party.

Washington Democrats chairwoman Tina Podlodowski is trying to convince Republicans to write in conservative lawmaker Brad Klippert for Secretary of State. This is arguably the most embarrassing political stunt we’ve seen in Washington state. It should be labeled a scam. And it betrays how desperate she’s feeling over the race.

Podlodowski has finally agreed to interviews on conservative radio shows. Normally, she keeps her distance, ignoring requests for comments or interviews. This time, however, she’s proactively reached out to discuss the upcoming election. But her agenda is pretty simple.

Through reverse psychology — performed so poorly it wouldn’t work on a toddler — she hopes to get Republican voters to write in Klippert’s name. Why? Because it helps Democrat Steve Hobbs.

What a truly sad attempt to scam voters

Julie Anderson, who is running as a non-affiliated candidate, is neck and neck with Hobbs. The fear is that she’s already pulled ahead of Hobbs, who has treated the campaign as hyperpartisan. But Podlodowski is pretending otherwise. She’s claiming that Klippert is surging.

“There’s a poll in place right now. And Brad Klippert is gaining a considerable amount of steam in this particular race. He is right behind Steve Hobbs if you’re looking at that,” Podlodowski claimed.

She was citing a poll from the left-wing Northwest Progressive Institute. But it doesn’t say what she claimed.

The poll found that Klippert “could help tip contest to Steve Hobbs.” When voters considered Hobbs vs. Anderson, the slight edge went to Anderson.

Podlodowski’s pathetic ruse didn’t go so well. In my interview, I called out her scheme while on The Dori Monson Show, she appeared to have pretended to not hear Dori before hanging up. She apparently canceled her interview on a rival station after word got out that no one was falling for her subterfuge.

Julie Anderson is the smart vote

Most Republican voters, particularly on the west side of the state, have not heard of Klippert’s write-in campaign. Choosing between a Democrat and someone politically unaffiliated, a Republican will go for Anderson. And they should.

Write-ins of campaigns are very difficult to win. Klippert is a friend of the show and he’s been an effective lawmaker. But any vote for Klippert is effectively a vote for Hobbs.

I actually agree with Podlodowski for once: You shouldn’t write in Klippert. When I say it, however, it’s not meant as a sad attempt at reverse psychology. It’s because I want to deny the office going to a left-wing partisan. I’d rather Anderson, who seems genuinely open to both sides of political issues even if she is a moderate Democrat, than Hobbs.

Rantz: Democrat Kim Schrier lies in interview about her record on policing

Listen to the Jason Rantz Show on weekday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on KTTH 770 AM (HD Radio 97.3 FM HD-Channel 3). Subscribe to the podcast. Follow @JasonRantz on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook. Check back frequently for more news and analysis.

Jason Rantz on AM 770 KTTH
  • listen to jason rantzTune in to AM 770 KTTH weekdays at 3-6pm toThe Jason Rantz Show.

Jason Rantz Show

Jason Rantz

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle Council permanently defunds 80 cops in already understaffed police department

The new Seattle Police Department staffing goal from Mayor Bruce Harrell -- downgraded from 1,500-1,600 officers -- is now just 1,400.
1 day ago
(Photo obtained by The Jason Rantz Show)...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Triggered Seattle UW students throw hissy fit after ‘free speech’ flyers posted

The group posted dozens of flyers around campus noting that "UW is the lowest-ranked public school for free speech."
2 days ago
Max Gross

Gross: Seattle small business owner discouraged by endless break-ins

A trendy coffee shop in Seattle is bound to have a great customer base. However, in recent years, customers are being chased away due to routine break-ins.
2 days ago
Frank Sumrall

Cliff Mass: Here’s where it will snow in Seattle area Tuesday

Snow will turn to rain overnight Tuesday for most of the lowlands while, in the mountains, snow will become even heavier snow Tuesday night into Wednesday.
3 days ago
western state hospital...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: State knowingly hired, promoted felon now accused of stealing from patients

Western State Hospital knowingly hired and promoted a prolific offender. It didn't end well for the patients in his care, nor taxpayers.
3 days ago
Follow @https://twitter.com/jasonrantz...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Incompetent SeaTac Airport design nightmare for Thanksgiving travel

Leave it to SeaTac Airport to "upgrade" a terminal to make it less efficient and more miserable. The new International Arrivals Facility (IAF) and Passport Control area is an absolute, perplexing, and intentional disaster.
4 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Comcast Ready for Business Fund...
Ilona Lohrey | President and CEO, GSBA

GSPA is closing the disparity gap with Ready for Business Fund

GSBA, Comcast, and other partners are working to address disparities in access to financial resources with the Ready for Business fund.

Medicare open enrollment is here and SHIBA can help!

The SHIBA program – part of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner – is ready to help with your Medicare open enrollment decisions.
Lake Washington Windows...

Choosing Best Windows for Your Home

Lake Washington Windows and Doors is a local window dealer offering the exclusive Leak Armor installation.
Anacortes Christmas Tree...

Come one, come all! Food, Drink, and Coastal Christmas – Anacortes has it all!

Come celebrate Anacortes’ 11th annual Bier on the Pier! Bier on the Pier takes place on October 7th and 8th and features local ciders, food trucks and live music - not to mention the beautiful views of the Guemes Channel and backdrop of downtown Anacortes.
Swedish Cyberknife Treatment...

The revolutionary treatment of Swedish CyberKnife provides better quality of life for majority of patients

There are a wide variety of treatments options available for men with prostate cancer. One of the most technologically advanced treatment options in the Pacific Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform at Swedish Medical Center.
Work at Zum Services...

Seattle Public Schools announces three-year contract with Zum

Seattle Public Schools just announced a three-year contract with a brand-new company to the Pacific Northwest to assist with their student transportation: Zum.
Rantz: WA Democrat chairwoman embarrasses herself in transparent voting scam