There's some partisan cross-pollination going on in House District 25 (Salem/Keizer).
Democratic candidate Charles Lee has secured the support of two well-known GOP lawmakers: outgoing Senator Charles Starr (defeated in the May primary by Lee's opponent, Larry George) and former Representative Vic Backlund (defeated last time around by fellow Republican Kim Thatcher.)
Lee will host a tribute to the two as a campaign fundraiser. Tickets to the fundraising event start at $100, presumably hoping to draw many of Backlund and Starr's fans to an event supporting a Democrat.
The Statesman-Journal mentioned the event:
Thatcher speculated (on the radio Sunday morning) that Starr and Backlund are bitter over their primary losses, and retaliating against the party.
Question: How does this sound to you? Principle or pique? Discuss.