This isn't a particularly flattering picture of Ridgefield Barbie. But then, there aren't any particularly flattering pictures of the empty suit now representing the 5th District.
Clearly, the staff McMorris put together has been kept on to keep Babs from looking like a total, blithering idiot.
If that's possible.
Herrera hits the Hill
Baird confronts transition, unfinished business
Newly elected Jaime Herrera announced her congressional transition team will include a few old hands, including former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton’s onetime chief of staff, J Vander Stoep and her campaign manager Casey Bowman.
Herrera, a state lawmaker from Camas, beat moderate Democrat Denny Heck of Olympia in the Nov. 2 election. She replaces six-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Brian Baird, who retired and delivered this blast at Democrats and Republicans.
Also hired by Herrera: Afton Swift, a former aide to U.S. Reps. Jack Metcalf in the 2nd and Doc Hastings in the 4th, and Bowman, her 3rd-district campaign manager and spokesman.
Swift also had a role with Dino Rossi's gubernatorial races. Vander Stoep is a former state representative whose district served Thurston, Lewis and a few other 3rd district counties.
Herrera issued this statement:
"This experienced transition team will help provide organization and focus as I hire staff who will help me solve the problems facing Southwest Washington … They understand that I want them to help me identify qualified people who have a passion for serving the public, and who have our region's best interests at heart."
Cross posted at Clark County Politics.