Gov. Jay Inslee has formed a political action committee, a strong signal that the two-term Washington governor is poised to run for the nation's highest office. KNKX Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins chats with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about his reporting, and the implications of the latest development.
Jenkins said he and Seattle Times reporter Jim Brunner, who partnered with him on the story, talked with an Inslee donor. She says the PAC could allow him to travel to early primary and caucus states: Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and others. It also will allow him to do some polling and pay staff.
"It gives him a place to park some money and spend some money," Jenkins said. Listen to the full chat above.