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Cantwell opponent loses endorsement
Posted by David Postman at 4:12 PM
The Democratic Party in the 38th Legislative District in Snohomish County rescinded its endorsement of Mark Wilson Monday night. Wilson is the anti-war candidate running a long-shot primary campaign against Sen. Maria Cantwell. The endorsement of the 38th District Democrats is brought up often in discussions with Wilson supporters as one official sign of support for the protest candidate.
The 38th District voted to endorse Cantwell, and then rescind Wilson's endorsement. They could have endorsed both. But Wilson said it was a move done out of "reactionary fear for self preservation."
"The incumbents are determined to protect each other over and beyond any Democratic values or rules. Because, 'if there can be a revolt against Maria, maybe I'm next,' they're thinking, possibly."
McCoy said he hoped Cantwell was happy about the move but said, "I had no encouragement from anybody."