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Monday, November 26, 2007

Emily's List announces 2008 endorsement of Darcy Burner for the 8th District

This news comes as no surprise, but it's nice to see Emily's List is fully onboard before 2008 has even begun:
EMILY's List, the nation’s largest political action committee and financial resource for women running for elective office, today announced its endorsement of Darcy Burner in her bid for Washington's eighth congressional district.

"Darcy Burner is a strong advocate for positive change and has become a national figure for progressive politics,” said Ellen R. Malcolm, president of EMILY’s List.

"An accomplished businesswoman and an active leader in her community, Darcy has the drive, the intelligence, and the principled good judgment to be a tremendous Congresswoman."

"Washington's eighth district is a Democratic district and it deserves be held by a woman who is a truly independent, strong voice for the people she represents. EMILY's List is confident that voice will be Darcy Burner in 2008."
Despite winning a second term last year, Dave Reichert is actually a weaker candidate this cycle. He no longer enjoys the advantage of being in the majority caucus, is ranked one of the least influential members in the House, and has no truly meaningful accomplishments to his credit.

Reichert now faces challenger with more experience, increased name recognition, and a higher profile. While he is forced to depend on George W. Bush and wealthy Republicans just to keep pace with his opponent's fundraising, Darcy has invested in people powered politics and is reaping the dividends.


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