Inauguration Day: West Seattle scenes from the past year

January 20, 2009 2:31 am
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Almost one full year ago, it started here with the precinct caucuses:

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(2/9/08 photo by Tim, taken at Arbor Heights Elementary)
As we reported that night, the 34th District went 70% Obama, 28% Clinton, on a day of overflow crowds everywhere. Two months later, for the district caucus April 5 at WSHS, it was standing- and floor-sitting-room-only:

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Seven months after that, on Election Day, we found Chris Porter – who’d been an Obama delegate at the Democratic National Convention – among the morning sign-wavers on the Fauntleroy overpass:

That night, we shot this video at Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor) during a long, loud ovation after the networks called the Obama victory:

We’ll be back at Skylark tonight; it’s one of the venues with post-inauguration celebrations listed (along with other events and info re: today) on our special Inauguration page.

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