See, he hangs out with cool people like promoter David Meinert. Meinert will be there Thursday, April 23. Constantine clarifies that the Gregoires have not endorsed him.
Yesterday Larry Phillips sent out an I'm-pulling-ahead press release after out-fundraising Dow Constantine in the King County Executive contest last month. Phillips banked $68,000 in new cash donations to Constantine's $45,000. Not to be outdone, the Constantine campaign sent out a release today (below the jump) announcing a star-studded rocktacular at the rejuvenated Crocodile Cafe, April 23.
Hosts include Krist Novoselic and John Roderick (both of whom grace this Web site but are on their own when it comes to supporting candidates). Kim Thayil will be there, along with Chris Cornell's ex, Susan Silver (who isn't better off without that guy?). Other famous people include Dave Dederer of POTUSA, Showbox general manager Jeff Steichen, musical guest Kristin Ward, and former PI music critic Gene Stout, who doesn't have to worry about pesky things like "conflict of interest" any more.
Constantine earned his hipster cred working as a DJ at KCMU (now KEXP) during law school. Rock stars and their fans aren't usually a demographic known for actually turning up on election day, but Obama changed that last November. So if the momentum is still going, Constantine could cash in.
In related news, Phillips says he will now wear skinny jeans and thinks people should know that Stumptown coffee is awesome because, ya know, it's just so real.
Here's that release:
Thursday April 23rd, 2009
at The Crocodile
Join Hosts Krist Novoselic, Kim Thayil, Susan Silver, Dave Dederer, John Roderick, Gene Stout, Mike McConnell, Jeff Steichen, Kerri Harrop, Victoria Gentry, Ron Wilkowski, Kyla Fairchild, Dr. Nikole O'Bryan, David Meinert, and Randy Engstrom
FOR KING COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Music Provided by John Roderick, DJ K-NOw, and Kristen Ward
7pm - VIP Reception
8pm - General Admission
General Admission Suggested Donation = $25 (or whatever you can afford, we want you there!)
VIP Reception with Host Committee, hosted bar and Tribunali Pizza = $100 minimum donation