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Jason Rittereiser suspends congressional campaign; congratulates Kim Schrier

Excerpt: Kim Schrier has emerged victorious among the Democratic field in Washington's 8th Congressional District. Jason Rittereiser said today he's suspending his campaign.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Shannon Hader concedes in the 8th CD after early returns put her in fourth place

Excerpt: Shannon Hader came up short in her campaign to take on Dino Rossi in Washington's 8th Congressional District, but she says the effort to #Flipthe8th will go on.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Dr. Kim Schrier celebrates a close second place in 8th Congressional District contest

Excerpt: Kim Schrier is the Democratic candidate who is likely to face Dino Rossi in the November 2018 general election.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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Here comes the blue wave: Early Top Two returns suggest a Democratic tsunami in 2018

Excerpt: Washington's Democratic Party is poised to drastically increase its legislative majorities and has a chance of picking up not one, not two, but three U.S. House seats this autumn, early returns in the state's August Top Two election suggest.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Proving he’s a born-again Republican, Rodney Tom endorses Dino Rossi for Congress

Excerpt: Rodney Tom says he supported Hillary Clinton for President in 2016. Now he wants Dino Rossi to win in Washington's 8th Congressional District. This is a seat Democrats may need to win in order to retake Congress.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Meet the 2018 contenders in Washington’s 8th Congressional District: Kim Schrier

Excerpt: Read NPI’s profile of Kim Schrier, one of three credible Democratic candidates vying to advance to the November general election in Washington’s 8th Congressional District.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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Kittitas County Democrats host friendly WA-08 candidate debate in Ellensburg

Excerpt: With ballots in the mail, the three Democratic hopefuls in Washington's 8th Congressional District met in Ellensburg for a friendly debate.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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Meet the 2018 contenders in Washington’s 8th Congressional District: Jason Rittereiser

Excerpt: Read NPI’s profile of Jason Rittereiser, one of three credible Democratic candidates vying to advance to the November general election in Washington’s 8th Congressional District.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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Meet the 2018 contenders in Washington’s 8th Congressional District: Shannon Hader

Excerpt: Read NPI's profile of Dr. Shannon Hader, one of three credible Democratic candidates vying to advance to the November general election in Washington's 8th Congressional District.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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Dino Rossi becomes a candidate once again — this time for the U.S. House in WA-08

Excerpt: Dino Rossi con­firmed tonight that he once again becom­ing a can­di­date for pub­lic office, this time for the Unit­ed States House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in 2018. At the Wash­ing­ton State Repub­li­can Par­ty’s annu­al din­ner in Belle­vue, Rossi made his long-rumored can­di­da­cy offi­cial, declar­ing that he will be vying to suc­ceed Dave Reichert in Wash­ing­ton’s 8th Dis­trict […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Dave Reichert won’t seek reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018

Excerpt: Entrenched Repub­li­can incum­bent Dave Reichert announced in a lengthy state­ment this morn­ing that he has decid­ed not to seek reelec­tion to the Unit­ed States House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in 2018, set­ting the stage for what could be one of the most close­ly con­test­ed U.S. House races in the coun­try next year. “It has been an hon­or […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Dave Reichert takes a pass on challenging Jay Inslee for governor in 2016

Excerpt: Today in anti­cli­mac­tic announce­ments, Dave Reichert declared that he he will be seek­ing reelec­tion to Con­gress in 2016, and not run­ning for gov­er­nor. Like so many of you, I have been extreme­ly dis­ap­point­ed in the deci­sions com­ing out of the Governor’s Office — regard­ing our schools, the health of our chil­dren, and most recent­ly a deci­sion to […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ready, set, match! Fall congressional contests taking shape thanks to today’s election

Excerpt: Back in May, more than fifty indi­vid­u­als filed paper­work (either in per­son, by mail, or elec­tron­i­cal­ly) to for­mal­ly declare their can­di­da­cies for Unit­ed States House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in one of Wash­ing­ton’s ten con­gres­sion­al dis­tricts. By the time the August win­now­ing elec­tion is cer­ti­fied lat­er this month, only twen­ty will be left, with near­ly half of […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Marko Liias exits congressional sweepstakes; other WA-01 candidates stay in

Excerpt: “[I]t’s often said that democ­ra­cy is about vot­ers choos­ing their politi­cians. But in the redis­trict­ing process, it’s politi­cians choos­ing their vot­ers. And in many ways, those deci­sions can be more impor­tant than elec­tions in some con­text.” — Nate Persi­ly, Beek­man Pro­fes­sor of Law and Polit­i­cal Sci­ence at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty, com­ment­ing on the impor­tance of redis­trict­ing […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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