Because this is the seat of state government, it is also a magnet for people eager to exercise their right to peaceably assemble to petition for redress of grievances, even in the summer when lawmakers are nowhere to be found and the bureaucracy is less populated than normal.
The latest version of The Elway Poll has Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump in Washington and Jay Inslee beating Bill Bryant. It also says supporting Trump can be a big negative with state voters.
Meanwhile, Bryant says he won't vote for Trump.
State law allows candidates to prefer whatever party they want. They can even make one up on a whim and have it listed on the ballot. But just because a person can do something, as my father used to say, doesn't mean he ought to....