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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Colby Underwood No Longer with Burner Campaign

posted by on December 26 at 15:30 PM

Local fundraising consultant Colby Underwood got a lot of glowing press this year.

He was hyped, for example, by Crosscut’s Casey Corr as “The Most Important Person in Seattle Politics.”

Well, “The Most Important Person in Seattle Politics,” who was the fundraising consultant for one of the most high-profile pending races in local politics—Darcy Burner’s 2008 Democratic challenge to Rep. Dave Reichert (R-8, Mercer Island)—has left that campaign just in time for, well, 2008.

I think that’s weird. However, Burner’s campaign tells me the plan all along was to get an in-house fundraising team in place for ‘08, and “that didn’t make sense for Colby.”

Additionally, McKenna Hartman, director of development for Underwood, reportedly left Underwood’s firm.

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another brilliant move by Burner - maybe you should encourage a race on the Dem side - the anointed rarely perform well.

Posted by whatever | December 26, 2007 3:55 PM

Gee, Josh, in the context of anyone writing about the Darcy Burner campaign, aren't you the class leader in hype?

And can you go any deeper in your analysis than, "I think that's weird." Well, maybe, that already is a stretch, short guy.

Posted by Pot? Meet kettle | December 26, 2007 4:05 PM


Feit is reporting some interesting news. Why so freaked out about it?

Posted by Claire McGinnis | December 26, 2007 4:18 PM

@2, cut Josh some slack. He's now bald.

Posted by Have you seen him lately? | December 26, 2007 8:20 PM

Wasn't Colby Underwood that Spokane rentboi that was blackmailing the state rep?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 26, 2007 11:21 PM

Just another big misstep by Burner. Next she will claim it was planned all along...

Posted by Touring | December 26, 2007 11:48 PM

What other big missteps has Burner made?

Posted by Brundibar | December 27, 2007 8:48 AM

Hartman "left"? That's not how it's going around town. Or, did you mean "left" like when you say to somebody on the phone that you'd rather not continue talking to, "I'll let you go now." ??? I think "let go" might have been more accurate.

Posted by Doubtful | December 27, 2007 11:33 AM

Always speculation about what must be going on from the most usless of you out there. Get your own job.

Posted by Your BS | December 27, 2007 4:33 PM

#8, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Posted by huh? | January 3, 2008 3:49 PM

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