Tracey Eide is one of the most endangered State Senate incumbents on the ballot this fall, now that former Democrat Representative Mark Miloscia has switched parties to challenge Eide as a Republican in the 30th District. The fight for Federal Way will be a battle royale all the way to November.
Sen. Eide must be getting worried about how her lack of achievement as co-chair of the Senate’s Transportation Committee will come back to haunt her at the ballot box, as she is now reduced to making things up to make herself look good. She’s even willing to try to steal attention away from the other Democrat Senator in a tough race in 2014, Snohomish County’s Steve Hobbs, over a compromise transportation package he proposed yesterday.
In complimenting Hobbs’ idea, Eide said “He is trying his darndest as I did.” Of course, by trying her “darndest”, Eide means preventing a transportation package from coming up for a vote, because she needs “leverage” to raise taxes without actually reforming the Department of Transportation.