Politics You Know Things Aren’t Going Well for the GOP When…
posted by August 29 at 13:13 PMon
Democrats are crowing about the news out of Eastern Washington.
Specifically, Democrats east of the Cascades are cheering over the GOP primary results in the 14th legislative district (parts of Yakima County).
It’s not that the Democrats are fans of conservative Republican Curtis King, who beat longtime Republican Senator Jim Clements. It’s that Clements got a loud and early endorsement from supposed GOP superstar Dino Rossi. Rossi also appeared in Clements’s TV ads.
As Yakima County’s D blog, The Other Side - Online asks: “Is Rossi losing his touch in Eastern Washington?”
Check out Gov. Christine Gregoire’s July polling numbers in Eastern Washington and check out the bad press Dino Rossi is getting in Eastern Washington over his suspect non-profit.
I hardly think Gregoire can count on piling up the endorsements and votes in Eastern Washington, but given her slim victory in 2004, peeling away support for her main rival can’t hurt.