At a press conference before her bill-signing ceremony today in Olympia, Governor Chris Gregoire announced that there would indeed be a special election to fill out the remainder of Jay Inslee's 1st Congressional District term. Inslee stepped down earlier this month to focus on his race for governor.
How special? Well, the election won't be held until November, meaning the winner will only serve for a few weeks in a lame duck session. Unknown at this point is who will be voting in this special election race, the old 1st CD or the new? Kinda confusing.
In other congressional electoral news, retiring 6th CD Representative Norm Dicks has reportedly endorsed Democratic State Senator Derek Kilmer in the race to replace. Man... who'd've thunk it would be such a cakewalk?