Democratic state Rep. Hans Dunshee says he’s thinking about taking on Democratic state Sen. Steve Hobbs in 2010.
Dunshee, one of his chamber’s most liberal and quotable members, is getting courted for the race by Snohomish County members of Washington Education Association and statewide leaders of the Service Employees International Union.
Hobbs, as I wrote Sunday, has a target on his back because of a couple votes he took in the 2009 session.
Read the many online comments and you’ll find union members backing Hobbs. And those who are ready to back Hobbs for being at odds with any union.
And there are those like Travis Patterson who wrote of how it would not be good to see a Democrat versus Democrat contest next year.
“Not so fast with unions not supporting Hobbs! There are many other unions in this race other than the ones in this article. IBEW Local 191 supports Senator Hobbs in his re-election for senate. The Building Trades have different issues than other unions and Steve has been solid for the IBEW.”
And then he ends:
“Repesentative Dunshee has been supported by labor in his house seat. It would be a shame to see two great candidates run against each other. They are both good for the district and it would be terrible to see them square off. I live in the 44th and am a labor person and will support Senator Hobbs in his re-election.”