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Washington state has yet to generate the kind of attention from the presidential candidates that some of the early states got. Not surprising, because 24 other states and Super Duper Tuesday, comes between them and us.

But because Washington officials did roll the dice and pick two other dates -- Saturday for the precinct caucuses and Feb. 19 for the primaries -- there seems to be some concern on the party of some of those schedulers.

Today Secretary of State Sam Reed's office released a letter that he and Gov. Chris Gregoire sent to the presidential campaigns late last week. The general drift of it:

Yo. What about us?

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.