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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Darcy Burner Web Fundraiser

Posted by on March 23 at 12:35 PM

Democrats need to take 15 seats from Republicans this fall if they want to win back the House of Representatives. And in Washington State this year, there’s only one House race in which Democrats have a good chance of snatching a seat from a Republican incumbent.

It’s the race for the eastside’s 8th Congressional District, between Republican Congressman Dave Reichert and Democratic challenger Darcy Burner. This race has been getting a bunch of notice from party officials in D.C. lately, with Republican Senator John McCain recently conceding that Reichert is in a “tight race” to hold on to his seat.

What could make the race even tighter?

Well, $250,000 in “Red to Blue” money from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee could certainly help Burner tip the already-shifting 8th District into the Democrats’ column. But in order to qualify for the “Red to Blue” money she needs to have $320,000 cash on hand by March 31. Over at Horsesass, Goldy is running a web fundraiser to help Burner get there.

Burner’s campaign manager, Zach Silk, tells me Burner still needs about $60,000 to reach the $320,000 target, but that she’s been raising money at a fast clip this month thanks to the increasing interest in her campaign.


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Just gave her money, as I've been meaning to do. I grew up in this district, and always hated that a dem wasn't in such a moderate, well-educated, prosperous region. Thanks for the reminder! Go Darcy!

I'm in for $250.

I'll be psyched to give Darcy all the money I can once she gets rid of her worthless campaign manager. I mean, c'mon, this is one of the most important races in the state and she has some arrogant shit who has never run a campaign, can't return a phone call to save his life, and couldn't even spell "constituency," much less recognize one.

Eli, thank you for your continued attention to this critical race.

Money is important; equally important will be volunteer hours. Boots on the ground in Kent, Auburn and Puyallup are what will be needed to swing the district. Burner's going to win the eastside, the south part of the 8th is where the battle will be fought.

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