SEATTLE - Local blogs are reporting that Sarah Palin may be asked to help repair the rift between Republicans Dino Rossi and Clint Didier following last week's announcement by Didier that he will not endorse Rossi in the race for U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Patty Murray.
Murray took 46 percent of the vote in the Aug. 17 top-two primary while Rossi took 33 percent. Didier took nearly 13 percent – votes that may be critical in the general election in November.
Two days after the primary, Didier announced he would not endorse Rossi unless Rossi agrees to Didier's positions on taxes, spending and abortions. Rossi has said he would not submit to anyone's demands.
According to Publicola, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., may call Palin and ask her to talk to Didier about endorsing Rossi. The website NW Digest also cited "highly placed sources" that say efforts were being made to get Palin involved.
Erin Daly, spokesperson for the Rossi campaign, tells KING 5 that they don't see Didier's endorsement as an issue and have not requested any assistance on this matter.