Former Washington governors have endorsed Christine Gregoire and Gary Locke Ann Davison in the race Seattle The city’s attorney said, on Tuesday, that the positions defended by her opponent, Nicole Thomas Kennedy, would put the residents of Seattle at risk.
“Seattle is at a crossroads,” the two said in a joint statement. “Seattle remains a great place to live and raise a family, but it also faces some real and growing problems. Now more than ever we need pragmatic city leaders who understand the challenges our city faces and are committed to implementing realistic solutions that will put Seattle back on the right track.”
The endorsement of two former Conservative Democrats for Davison — a self-proclaimed Republican to run for a nonpartisan office in one of the country’s most liberal regions — highlights the divide between Seattle’s centrist Democrats and the left-wing factions that largely support Thomas. Kennedy.
That split was on display Tuesday night.
in a tweetChasty Conrad, chair of the King County Democrats, said Gregoire and Locke are “out of touch and playing old politics.”
“You can’t call yourself a Democrat and support a Republican for this position,” she wrote. “You also can’t see yourself as an authority on much of anything when you support a candidate who literally said he didn’t know how to do the job.”
in another place tweetThe state’s Democratic chairwoman, Tina Podlodowski, responded to the endorsement by calling Davison a “Republican Trump,” saying she was “not fit for office of any kind.”