Zach the Track
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  • Zach the Track

Ever since he lost the gubernatorial race last year, former state Attorney General Rob McKenna has downplayed the likelihood that he’ll run again in four years.

But the state Democratic Party is taking no chances.

The party’s designated “tracker,” Zach Wurtz, is still shadowing McKenna at public appearances, looking to record him in hopes of capturing some damaging video that can be trotted out if the Republican decides to run for office again.

When I profiled Wurtz in October, he told me he lives for the moment when he feels himself getting inside McKenna's head. "I've been on the road with him since January 2011," Wurtz said. "With him, when he's speaking, big grin. He hates my smile. He hates that I'm winning."