From the Seattle PI:
It’s not just Democrats who are firing warning shots across Dino Rossi’s bow.
Clint Didier, the U.S. Senate candidate, former Washington Redskin and and self-proclaimed Tea Party favorite, sent out a statement this weekend saying that if Rossi joins the race against Democrat Patty Murray as expected he’ll face a strong challenge from Republicans like Didier.
“I don’t know Dino Rossi personally. But I do know he is part of the Republican establishment – all you have to do is look at those he surrounds himself with. I don’t believe he’s the conservative people think he is. If people want more of the same, the McCain or Bush type of governing, then they can support Dino. If they want the change they missed the last time, then they can support me,” Didier said.
Them there are fightin’ words! And honestly, as someone who has seen Didier speak in person, I can tell you that he’s always rarin’ for a fight. He doesn’t have a “low intensity” mode. Some people like that, a lot of people I’ve talked to don’t.
My money’s still on Rossi to win the nomination, but it’s clear he’s going to be facing quite a bit of resistance from Didier (as well as Paul Akers and Don Benton) on his way to doing so.