Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin confirmed this evening that she will run against state Senate Democratic Majority Leader Lisa Brown.
She plans to make her official announcement at a press conference on Tuesday.
McLaughlin has been on the record as considering a run against Brown for months.
"I just had to make sure that I felt like there was enough suport becasue we know it's not going to be an easy run," McLaughlin said during a break at tonight's City Council meeting at the East Central Community Center.
McLaughlin has said for more than a year that she is interested in running for the Legislature. She is a Republican in Eastern Washington's only Democratic-leaning legislative district. But she won a second term on City Council in 2009 in a landslide, winning even her counicl district's most Democratic districts.