From Bruce Smith of The Mountain News:
“Continuing a tradition that dates back to the 1980s, local Democrats gathered at Marilyn Rasmussens farm in Eatonville last week for their annual corn feed. Typically, former State Senator Rasmussens shin-dig draws political luminaries including Democratic state office holders, and in past years even Governor Gregoire has made an appearance.
But not this year, and gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee did not attend even though Pierce County is crucial to his election. In addition, US Senatorial incumbent Maria Cantwell (D) did not appear as well.
However, the corn feed attracted many local candidates, particularly from Pierce County contests, such as Ms. Rasmussen herself who is running for County Council in the Third District against her frequent political rival, Jim McCune (R) of Graham.”