Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt posted a puzzling three word message to his Twitter feed Wednesday morning: “Leavitt for Congress?”
The tweet, posted just before noon, elicited responses of “whoa?” and “huh?” from followers.
Leavitt has never publicly mentioned a desire to run for Congress, presumably against Freshman Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Camas Republican.
The two, however, have traded very public letters over the funding for the Columbia River Crossing and a the scope of a proposed C-Tran vote on the operations and maintenance of funding for light rail.
Leavitt responded to a text message asking for comment saying he was unavailable until later. Leavitt, who serves in a nonpartisan position, has not said much about his political allegiances to a party.
Also rumored to be interested in next year’s Congressional race is Democratic County Commissioner (and political ally of Leavitt’s) Steve Stuart.