Reader HW3 sends in this report on the races in Washington:
I live in the newly expanded 1st Congressional District, a formerly safe progressive district, where Rep. Jay Inslee served for years. It now reaches from the Microsoft suburbs and gobbled up the second district to the Canadian border. There’s quite the field running for this seat, but my favorite is Darcy Burner who ran against the conservative Dave Reichert in the 8th District before (gerrymandering) redistricting.
Additionally, Norm Dicks (D) of the 6th District is retiring and the candidates are scrambling to file.
In the Governor race is Jay Inslee, who quit his congressional seat to campaign full-time and Washington’s current Attorney General and good Koch minion Rob McKenna, who’s claim to fame is putting blue Washington State on the federal suit against the health insurance law.
It’s going to be an interesting summer.
This is Darcy Burner’s third run at Congress.