Gov. Chris Gregoire looked stunned, and who wouldn’t have tonight – whatever the question? It was an intense series of legislative sessions that ran 135 days. Finally at 10:26 p.m., the House and Senate adjourned “sine die,” formally ending the torment for 147 lawmakers and the governor.
Jerry Cornfield of The Herald in Everett pointed out that the freeze on campaign fundraising by statewide elected officials and lawmakers ends at midnight. So is Gregoire getting ready to fire up any fundraising activity?
“You can bet I’ve given that zero thought,” she said. And she called it a night.