The House race in Washington’s 8th District (Seattle’s eastern suburbs) has been seesawing back and forth for months. It’s enough to turn you into a confirmed nail-biter if you weren’t one already. But the latest Majority Watch poll (completed October 26th) shows Burner leading Reichert by 2% with a 3% margin of error. That’s enough to qualify the race as a tossup. But this is the first poll showing Burner in the lead since August. Given the stories we’re reading in the media about the election trending toward the Democrats, it’s possible that such prevailing political winds may be having a positive impact on the Burner-Reichert race.
Please consider donating to Burner. The Reichert campaign is getting a massive infusion from national Republicans to blanket the District airwaves in slime in the final days of the election. Help Darcy fight back and take back the “night” from these slimeballs!
Interestingly, the NY Times thought fit to profile this race in an interesting article last week about the “rage” of liberal Bellevue Republicans at the Bush Administration for its many sins. Undoubtedly, one of the main reasons (and probably the only reason) for the Times’ interest is that Microsoft is headquartered in this District. So you have the double lure for the media of a story related to the technology megalith and a potentially historic election. I guess it was too good to pass up.
Majority Watch is reporting that based on its national polling 240 races are firmly Democratic or trending that way and 193 are strongly Republican or trending that way. That would be almost a 40-seat gain. This could be a very big day for Democrats. Of course, whether they’ll take advantage of such a victory to offer a compelling alternative to the Bush political vision is another matter entirely.
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