It must be nice, living in a swing state. Politicians flit around pitching woo, trying to lure your electoral votes. They hold events, give speeches in all the right places, meet all the right people, tell you your prosperity is vital, and they are willing to help.
It can go to your head. It happens, when important people tell you how important you are. You can’t blame people for taking advantage of the opportunity. As a result, we in the conspicuously non-swinging state of Washington had better keep an eye on the tomatoes.