A little birdy has told me that contrary to prior reports, biotech entrepreneur Paul Abrams will not run for the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Dave Reichert in the 8th Congressional District. This leaves Darcy Burner as the only Democrat officially in the race, with a possible run still being mulled over by Montrail, Inc. founder and CEO Menno van Wyk.
Abrams certainly has a large enough personal fortune to finance his own campaign, but I think his dropping out is yet another indication of party support solidifying around Burner, who has proven to be a tireless campaigner and fundraiser. A year ago, few people would have given Burner a snowball’s chance, but now, the people in the know really believe that she can win in November.
I just received an email from Menno van Wyk saying that he has informed Burner that he is not a candidate, and that he would do whatever he could to help her beat Reichert. So either my bird got Abrams and Wyk confused, or Burner is now running for the nomination unopposed.
Well, another little bird tells me that my first little bird had it straight. Apparently, both Abrams and Wyk have dropped out, leaving Burner unopposed. It looks like we have a nominee.