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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Inslee, McDermott, Larsen, Baird,Dicks, Smith...Burner

At an event on February 18, six Democratic Congressmen helped Darcy Burner raise funds for her campaign against Dave Reichert in Washington's 8th Congressional District.

Larsen, Inslee and McDermott took turns speaking about Burner's campaign, and Darcy herself spoke about why she is running and how she plans to beat Reichert.

McDermott predicted that the Republican election strategy will focus entirely on national security, predicting an international "crisis" from the Bush administration sometime before July 4, 2006.

Darcy took this issue head on by questioning Reichert's leadership on the Congressional Homeland Security Committee, pointing out inaction and refusal to adopt recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

Washington's 8th Congressional District is a pivotal seat on Congress, and Republicans are expected to fight tooth and nail to keep it.

Turning on the expected attacks of "Is she tough enough to protect you?" Burner asked Reichert in abstentia, "Dave, what have you done to make us safer?"

Darcy, a self proclaimed "military brat turned soccer mom geek" displayed a great deal of fire in her speech, seeming to relish taking on Sheriff Dave. If I were him I'd start worrying.

As far as the voting will go, Congressman McDermott pointed out that if every voter who is expected to help elect Darcy Burner gave ten dollars to the campaign she would have over 1.5 million in her war chest.

it is time for all Democrats to rally behind Darcy Burner and give generously of our time, our money, our passion for sending a seventh Democrat to Congress from Washington State.

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