• Via Didier Exploratory Committee
The most recent talk has been of Susan Hutchison mounting a "credible" run for Democratic Senator Patty Murray's seat this fall.

But today, according to, another rumored Republican contender has made it official: Clint Didier, the former Washington Redskins tight end and recent teabag rallier, will challenge Murray.

He runs a hay farm, owns a dirt moving business, and helps coach his alma mater Connell High School in the town north of Pasco.

Of course he does. But can he outrun a three-term-incumbent mom in tennis shoes?