Democrat U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene recently announced that Matt Isenhower—the Democrat who unsuccessfully ran against GOP state Sen. Andy Hill in the 45th Legislative District last fall—joined her staff as District Director. DelBene claimed that Isenhower is “committed to working toward bipartisan, commonsense solutions”—an interesting description of a man who so recently engaged highly dishonest partisan attacks against Sen. Hill.
Isenhower received major financial backing form California billionaire Tom Steyer during the 2014 elections. Steyer—through his Super PAC NextGen and our state’s liberal attack network—targeted Sen. Hill for defeat, presumably because the 45th is seen as a Democratic district and Sen. Hill’s rising popularity presents a problem for the liberal agenda in our state. Democrats wanted Sen. Hill’s defeat so badly that Jay Inslee personally campaigned for Isenhower by doorbelling in the district two times. Delbene did her part as well, campaigning for Isenhower by sign waiving.
Though his campaign spent about half a million (not to mention even more money that was spent by outside PACs on his behalf), Isenhower ultimately lost— despite Steyer’s money and despite the best efforts of far-left activists. And, he did not just lose by a little, Isenhower lost by an 8 point margin (54-46)… in a traditionally Democrat district.
As for his new job, Isenhower said he was “excited about this opportunity” to work for DelBene. He also said he looked “forward to meeting constituents and fighting passionately for their needs.”
We’re sure Isenhower is rather excited about his new opportunity. According to sources, Isenhower is looking toward another run for public office. Who wouldn’t excited about a 9 to 5 government job that pays an average salary of $84,346.63 and allows them to prepare to run for office again by “meeting constituents?”
You see, Democrats have a clear strategy here: groom Isenhower (their future political prospect) on the taxpayers’ dime. It’s no wonder they’re always proposing higher taxes.