Earlier this week, conservative Clark County blogger Lew Waters said Monica Stonier “must wear springs under her shoes” in a post on his Facebook page.

He pointed out the former 17th Legislative District representative is now running in the 49th Legislative District. (And that she’s moved between the two districts before.)

And, he said on his Facebook wall, now it appears she’s switching back again …

I touched base with Stonier and asked her what gives.

In a way, it’s logical. Longtime Republican Sen. Don Benton, of Vancouver, announced he’s not seeking re-election. Rep. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, is vying for her seat and freeing up the 17th Legislative District seat that Stonier once occupied.

Stonier already knows the district and its issues. She has the name recognition and she wouldn’t have to face off against fellow Democrat and Vancouver City Councilor Alishia Topper for the 49th Legislative District seat.

But it would likely mean a solid hit to her political reputation.

It turns out it’s not true.

When I asked if she was running for the 17th Legislative District seat, she said, “I don’t live there.”

But she had heard the rumors, too.

“I don’t know where it’s coming from. It has never been a consideration,” she said.

Later, she found the culprit: an outdated Twitter handle.

It’s been updated.

Lauren Dake

Lauren Dake

Lauren Dake covers politics for The Columbian. You can reach her at 360-735-4534 or lauren.dake@columbian.com. Follow her on Twitter .

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