State Senator Rodney Tom (D-Bellevue) hasn't even filed yet, but Darcy Burner fired off a press release late this afternoon with strong words for the man who by all accounts is a likely primary opponent come next year. Burner, who lost to Congressman Dave Reichert by three percentage points last November, is challenging the two-term incumbent to a rematch for his 8th District seat. And she's raised a healthy $200,000 so far.
"What voters really want from their elected leaders is good judgment. Rodney Tom only recently figured out that the policies of George Bush are wrong for our country," says Burner's press missive.
Though her press release was on the "potential primary challenge," Reichert didn't get off easy either. "Dave Reichert is still wrong on all of the big issues of the day: the war in Iraq, a woman's right to choose, and the other failed policies of the Bush administration,” she continues.
I reported in April that the campaign got underway early. Looks like we're in for a long one.