Sandeep Kaushik, spokesman for Dow Constantine, responds to Water-Taxi-gate:

Is anyone surprised that Susan Hutchison and her allies would run down Seattle?

They have been running an overtly anti-Seattle campaign for months, which is right out of the Washington State Republicans' textbook (think Slade Gorton or Mike McGavick). Contrast that with Dow, who has experience representing Seattle and the suburbs—his district is half in Seattle, half outside.

Dow is running a campaign to unite King County, not score cheap political points by pitting parts of the County against each other.