Over on his campaign website, Dino Rossi posted a letter that Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels sent to Seattle state legislators complaining about the state’s lacking attention to sex offenders.
Rossi’s site proclaims: “Even Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is Worried about Homeless Sex Offenders,” before quoting Democrat Nickels’s complaints about the state:
“More worrisome still is that 351 sex offenders in Seattle are registered homeless. Of those, 119 are the most serious level III sex offenders who have been released by the State directly to the streets of Seattle. These statistics highlight the need for the state and the region to step up to the problem…”
This is a gem for Rossi. An overture to Seattleites to vote for him. Heck, even big Democrat Nickels is frustrated with Gregoire.
But here’s the interesting thing: If you look at the copy of the letter that Rossi posted, it came from Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson (D-36, Seattle). Rossi didn’t black out the name too well.
Why is Mary Lou Dickerson providing campaign fodder for Rossi?
Dickerson’s office says Dickerson did not give the letter to Rossi’s campaign. Dickerson aide Melissa Bailey says Dickerson hasn’t even seen the letter yet herself.