Hillary and Bill Clinton are calling in 15 years' worth of political IOUs and asking old friends for help as they try to head off Illinois Sen. Barack Obama in Washington's Feb. 9 Democratic precinct caucuses.Barack Obama
"The loyalty goes back a long ways," Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., noted Wednesday as she endorsed Hillary Clinton.
Prominent Washingtonians who have endorsed presidential candidates in the '08 race:
Hillary Clinton: Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell; King County Executive Ron Sims; Rep. Jay Inslee; former Gov. Gary Locke.
Barack Obama: Rep. Adam Smith; Seattle City Council President Richard Conlin; former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice.
John McCain: Attorney General Rob McKenna; former Gov. Dan Evans; former Sen. Slade Gorton.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
"Clintons come calling: Time to repay favors"
Joel Connelly (Seattle P-I):