Think you’ve been seeing a lot of Gov. Chris Gregoire lately? It’s not your imagination.
According to a schedule provided by her campaign, Gregoire has visited Pierce County 28 times in 2008, including six trips this month.
Eighteen of Gregoire’s 2008 visits involved at least one campaign event, according to the schedule. The rest were for official government business, like bill signings or this week’s groundbreaking ceremony for the pedestrian overpass at Pierce County’s Chambers Creek Properties. But in an election year, it’s sometimes a fine distinction.
Dino Rossi has been no slouch, either. According to his schedule, he’s visited Pierce County 22 times this year, including a Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce luncheon earlier this month and a fundraiser scheduled for Friday.
Rossi carried Pierce County in 2004 and told me this week he needs to win here again to win in November. Read more about Pierce County’s role in the governor’s race in an article tentatively scheduled to run Sunday or Monday.
In the meantime, you can download an Excel spreadsheet of Gregoire’s 2008 Pierce County appearances here.
You can download the list of Rossi’s appearances here.