In today's Morning Fizz, we predicted that state Sen. Craig Pridemore (D-49, Vancouver), the liberal Democrat who's up against frontrunning Democrat Denny Heck in the de facto Democratic primary to fill retiring U.S. Rep. Brian Baird's (D-3) seat, would win the Washington State Labor Council endorsement at this weekend's big union meeting. (WSLC is holding its Committee on Political Education, COPE, meeting in Seattle on Saturday to make its 2010 election endorsements.)

In perhaps a harbinger of our brilliant soothsaying, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21, the biggest private-sector union in the state (it represents 35,000 grocery, retail, and health care workers) announced it has endorsed Pridemore over Heck—a former Gov. Booth Gardner aide and party insier who has raised $500,000 to Pridemore's $89,000.

Pridemore's glowing press release says: "This endorsement adds to the growing momentum of Pridemore’s campaign as he heads into the COPE Convention this weekend."

U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA, 6), meanwhile, endorsed Heck today.