Evan Smith: Ferguson says he’s not concerned about possible Democratic rival for attorney general

Friday, February 25, 2011

By Evan Smith
ShorelineAreaNews Politics Writer

King County Councilman Bob Ferguson says that he’s not concerned about having a Democratic rival in his run for State attorney general next year.

Ferguson, a Democrat, represents Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell, north Seattle and the rest of the 1st County Council District.

He announced Feb. 13 that he would be a candidate for attorney general in 2012.

That could mean a run against incumbent Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna, or, if McKenna makes an expected run for governor, against Republican King County Councilman Reagan Dunn.

A week later, Democrat John Ladenburg announced that he is exploring a race for the office. Ladenburg, a former Pierce County executive and prosecuting attorney, lost to McKenna in the 2008 general election by a margin of 59.5 percent to 40.5 percent.

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