The Seattle Times’s Joni Balter has a column today saying the county is key to state elections because of its 400,000 “open minded and fiercely independent” voters. From the column:
If I were Murray, I would run that compelling TV ad recounting her work on behalf of veterans about every 20 minutes in Pierce County. If I were Rossi, I would tout any independence from Republicans and the government in-crowd and run as a skilled outsider.
If I were DelBene, I would just about move into Pierce County. Though she may have picked the wrong year to run, DelBene has a warmer countenance and better grasp of issues than the previous two-time Democratic challenger to Reichert, Darcy Burner, who became a bit of a scold. Reichert has work to do in King County.
So far, no challenger has been able to pick off Reichert, because at the end of the race, when the last of the returns come in, the Pierce County tide rolls in high and wide for the former sheriff.