State Senator Rodney Tom will announce this morning that he's bowing out of the race against Darcy Burner for the 8th Congressional District seat now held by Dave Reichert. Though he's only been at it a couple of months, Tom says Burner's a force to be reckoned with.
"Darcy's support is impressive," he says. "Our fundraising was going great but that level of support is how a campaign should be run. I have to take my hat off to her."
Burner, a former Microsoft manager, also ran in 2006, losing to Reichert by about three percentage points. She filed to run again in March, but Burner never really stopped campaigning for office.
Tom's throwing his support Burner's way. "I've been clear from the get go that this race has been about replacing Dave Reichert. She has the leadership and experience to make a great member of Congress and she's running a heck of a campaign."