En route to Wenatchee townhall, Schrier stays mum on presidential preference

U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, D-8th District.

LEAVENWORTH — Eighth District Congresswoman Kim Schrier made her latest townhall appearance in Wenatchee on Friday night, with multiple stops along the way.

Among them, the Sammamish Democrat put in a lunchtime appearance at the Leavenworth Rotary, where she answered an array of questions on healthcare, partisanship, and the central Washington farm economy. While there, she declined to answer a question from NCWLIFE about whom she’ll vote for in the March 10th Washington primary.

“As they say in Congress, I’m keeping my powder dry,” Schrier said. “And ultimately, whoever my party chooses as the nominee, I will wholeheartedly support.”

Thirteen Democratic candidates are on the Washington primary ballot, although a number of contenders — Michael Bennet, Cory Booker, John Delaney, Deval Patrick and Andrew Yang — have dropped out. Remaining candidates are Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer and Elizabeth Warren.

Ballots went out in the mail last week, and must be returned by end of business March 10 to count in the primary.