Democratic house candidates Eric Choiniere and Tami Green, who are running in the state's 28th District for positions 1 and 2, respectively, may have been disappointed to find an article in the Seattle Times in which prominent consultant Christian Sinderman speculates that Democrats may lose those races. The piece explains that, according to Sinderman, "Republicans might pick up a couple of House seats — in the 28th, for instance, in Pierce County."

That's gotta come as a surprise to Choiniere and Green... given that Sinderman is their consultant.

Choiniere has paid $2,862 and Green has paid $4,501 to Northwest Passage Consulting, the firm Sinderman runs, according records filed with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission. Attempts to reach Choiniere, Green, and Sinderman were not immediately successful.