Well, here's what I know.
If Herrera hadn't voted like Pelosi had her hand up her neck, chances are she would have received total support.
But that likely would have included the more mundane issues of having the guts to hold open town hall meetings, for example. Not voting for massive budget increases, doing something besides showing up in magazines to display YOUR "heroism" over your child's medical issues might have made a difference.
It likely would have meant never even considering jacking up the debt ceiling. It likely wouldn't have involved cutting veterans retirement and disability.
Cowardice or laziness is rarely an appealing political platform.
If Rivers had voted against the horrific gas tax and tab fee increases... AS SHE PROMISED IN WRITING SHE WOULD... or refused to support that extortion without a referendum clause so WE could have the final say... instead of using it to lie to get elected (does anyone think for a second that she would have been elected dog catcher had she ran on a platform of massive tax and fee increases?) or disavowed any of the additional tax increases upcoming that she WILL be voting for... what are chances the party would have supported her?
Instead, we get tagged $700 million (Over $1500 for every man, woman and child in Clark County) and $500 million of that is going to King County. And her only regret?
Not breaking the pledge to her constituents... but that she made the pledge at all.
Which is why, in large part, if you go to her campaign web site NOW, you'll see that she promises ab-so-lute-ly nothing.
She's got a lot of words that are utterly meaningless. No promises/pledges/vision equates to no accountability. And the LAST thing Rivers wants is to be held accountable for what she does... and doesn't do.
And that body-climber Blom?
He's just going to be a rubber stamp for the three democrats running the county council now. So, the idea of putting him at the same level as the leftist he's running against (Who I am going to be voting for, BTW) is his reward for joining with the democrats and RINOs who financed his effort to silence a conservative on the council.
He thinks he's the smartest guy in the room.
When you vote like a democrat, have the arrogance of a democrat and ignore your constituency like a democrat, well, then, you should expect to be treated like a democrat.