King County Council member Bob Ferguson, a Democrat, sent an e-mail out last night announcing that he was going to announce today that he is running to be the next Attorney General of Washington State. His plans have not really been so secret and neither have the plans of the current Attorney General, Republican Rob McKenna, in his preparation and desire to be Washington State’s next Governor.
Bob Ferguson intends to officially announce his campaign to run for Attorney General later today- February 14th, 2011. The election is not until next year but next year will be a busy year, what with President Obama being on the ballot and Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell re-election efforts here in Washington State heading up the state campaign ticket for Democrats. This is in addition to 10 Congressional seats (counting the new seat as a result of popuation growth) and all the Statewide races from Governor on down. And then there are the Legislative races.
So it is a wise decision to get an early start for a statewide race with all the other races that will be on the ballot next year. Bob Ferguson has campaigned hard in his previous races, taking on a long time Democrat incumbent, Cynthia Sullivan, in his 1st race for King County Council and then with the downsizing of the Council, being forced to run against another Democratic incumbent to retain his seat.
Bob Ferguson has put up a website at http://www.electbobferguson.com/ . He also has a video up on his website as part of his kickoff.
He also has a facebook page up at Bob Ferguson for Attorney General.