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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:51 AM

Poll has challenger in reach of Rep. McMorris Rodgers

The campaign arm of the Democratic Party has reached into Eastern Washington and come away convinced that an upset of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., is within reach.

McMorris Rodgers, a member of the House Republican leadership, is narrowly ahead of Democratic challenger Lisa Brown, 47 percent to 43 percent, in a poll of 401 likely voters, taken for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Feb. 3.

The 5th Congressional District leans Republican. It has not elected a Democrat to Congress since then-House Speaker Tom Foley won his last term in 1992.  Foley was upset in 1994 by Republican George Nethercutt, who was succeeded a decade later by McMorris Rodgers.

But the district is vulnerable to "wave" elections.  It ousted Republican Rep. Walt Horan in the Democrats' 1964 landslide.  Thirty years later, in the Republican year of 1994, Foley became the first sitting House speaker since 1860 to lose his bid for re-election.

https://www.seattlepi.com/local/politics/article/Connelly-Poll-puts-challenger-Brown-just-behind-12611524.php?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailynewsletterspi&utm_term=spi

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 14 OP
cilla4progress Feb 14 #1
Wounded Bear Feb 14 #3
raging moderate Feb 14 #2
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:56 AM

1. This is my area, though our Rep. is Dave Reichert

From Issaquah. Go figure.

Thanks for the reminder about Foley. Another example of GOP election "theft" through dishonesty.

Hoping for a blue wave here in eastern WA. Will be working for it! 👍

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:44 AM

3. IIRC, Foley was just overwhelmed by national money...

in one of the first examples of nationalizing a House election.

That was a travesty. I grew up in Reichert's district. Live in Kent now, so can't vote against him.

Good luck getting a D in there, too.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:01 AM

2. DU Rec.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:19 PM

4. It would be huge

if we could take back Tom Foley's seat in Congress.

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