The day before the Seattle mayoral election, in an 11th hour news conference, State Senator Ed Murray criticized Mayor Mike McGinn's record on public safety.
"We do not have a police chief in place. We do not have reforms in the police department. We have a city that feels the situation is out of control," said Murray.
Murray was joined by what he called his "team of rivals," Seattle City Council Members who had run against him in the primary and now support him.
McGinn shot back.
"Look, it's clear what's happening here.Senator Murray wants to change the topic.In the last week it's come out that he's really an old school politician, getting free meals, big campaign contributions and he wants to change the topic."