President Barack Obama is coming to Seattle to headline a fundraiser for Sen. Patty Murray, the Seattle Times reports, quoting an unnamed White House official.
The Aug. 17 fundraiser will help launch Murray into the general election, assuming she survives the primary that same day. That’s when she faces off against 14 challengers, including Republicans Dino Rossi, Clint Didier and Paul Akers.
Didier told me today his most prominent backer, Sarah Palin, may come to Washington to stump for him.
He expects a visit between Aug. 1 and the primary, when he’ll try to knock off the better-known Rossi.