Didier wants to see "more conviction" before backing Rossi

Tea Party favorite Clint Didier (R), who finished a distant third in Tuesday's Washington State Senate primary, made it clear he isn't ready to back Republican Dino Rossi in November. 

"I've got to see more fire in the belly. I've got to see more conviction," Didier told the Seattle Times. "If he wants the people who voted for me to vote for him, he better be willing to come my way." 

Didier, who was backed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, won just over 12 percent of the vote Tuesday, well behind Sen. Patty Murray (D) and Rossi (R), who led the top-two primary.

Didier took a parting shot at Rossi, saying he needs to stand for something other than name recognition, "because that's what he won this thing on."