Gov. Chris Gregoire is tapping a couple of friends -- fellow female Democratic governors -- to help her build up her campaign war chest before a legislative-session cash cutoff kicks in.
"One month left to give. The race is on,"reads an invitation to a luncheon and speaking program in Gregoire's honor Nov. 6 at the state convention center in Seattle.
Joining Gregoire will be Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
And judging by the invitation, Gregoire's campaign themes are pretty clear:
More than 200,000 new jobs.
5th best state for business in America.
Record investments in education.
Health insurance for every child by 2010.
A real plan for preserving the Puget Sound.
One Washington State.
Donations range from the $100 "silver level" to $2,800 to be a member of "Chris' Crew."