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Washington 8th District


Darcy Burner

Darcy Burner (D)

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Dave Reichert*

Dave Reichert* (R)*

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Washington Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Toss Up

Presidential Race: Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
Governor Race: Gregoire (D)* vs. Rossi (R)
Competitive House Races:

Key 2006 State Races:
Senate | WA-8

Polling Data

PollDateSampleBurner (D)Reichert (R)Spread
Daily Kos/R200010/20 - 10/22LV4646Tie
SurveyUSA10/20 - 10/21641 LV5046Burner +4
Daily Kos/R200010/5 - 10/7LV4149Reichert +8
SurveyUSA9/8 - 9/10686 LV4454Reichert +10
SurveyUSA7/27 - 7/29688 LV4450Reichert +6
SurveyUSA6/16 - 6/17679 LV4551Reichert +6

Race Summary

Ask the average voter in this suburban Seattle district and Rep. Dave Reichert is not a member of Congress, he's still the sheriff. That image has kept the Republican in office in a district Democrats John Kerry and Al Gore won. 2006 nominee Darcy Burner is back and raising more money than she did two years ago, but Reichert is a survivor, and beating him will be difficult.

Previous Election Results

2006: Reichert (R) 51, Burner (D) 49
2004: Reichert (R) 52, Ross (D) 47
2002: Dunn (R) 60, Behrens-Benedict (D) 37 

2004: Kerry (D) 51, Bush (R) 48
2000: Gore (D) 49, Bush (R) 47