Thursday afternoon I made a $250 contribution to Darcy Burner’s campaign to unseat first-term Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert in Washington’s 8th District. (You should too—click here to make a donation.) Thursday night I went to the New York Times website to take a look at Friday’s headlines, and saw this: Women Wage Key Campaigns for Democrats.
Democratic women are running major campaigns in nearly half of the two dozen most competitive House races where their party hopes to pick up enough Republican seats to regain control of the House. Democratic strategists are betting that the voters’ unrest and hunger for change—reflected consistently in public opinion polls—create the perfect conditions for their party’s female candidates this year.
I quickly scanned the story, looking for Darcy Burner’s name—but she’s not in there. There’s an illo of “Democratic Women to Watch,” and Burner’s not in there either.
Hm. This is an oversight on the part of the NYT, and not, I think, an indication that Burner doesn’t have a shot in Washington’s increasingly liberal, increasingly urban 8th District. Still, it would have been nice to see Burner’s name in the piece.
[I posted this Thursday night at 10, but I moved it to Friday AM so that it wouldn’t get lost.]