The Obama campaign announced this afternoon that Rep. Adam Smith will serve as its Washington state chairman and will advise the presidential hopeful on foreign and economic policy issues. Smith, who's expressed his support for Obama in the past, was the state lead for John Kerry's 2004 bid.
Says Obama: "Congressman Smith is a strong Democratic voice on foreign policy and works in Congress to help our nation fight the spread of terrorism."
Says Smith: "We need a change from the divisive politics of the past few years. Barack Obama is the right man for the job."
Sounds like the perfect couple. In other couplings from your Washington delegation, Rep. David Reichert has thrown his allegiance behind Rudy Giuliani and Rep. Jay Inslee is in it for Hillary Clinton. In fact, he's spent part of his August recess in Iowa talking up her energy plan, according to Inslee's spokeswoman.
Last time I checked, Rep. Jim McDermott was still holding out for Al Gore.