Washington leads the way to Republican losses in 2018

December 22nd, 2017 by Ken

The National Democratic party’s efforts to retake the Congressional House of Representative is on solid footing if Washington State is an example.

All 10 House seats in our state are up for election as usual this year and at least two of them will turn from Republican to Democrat when the election is certified in November 2018.

Currently, Washington’s delegation to Congress breaks down as 6 Democrats and 4 Republicans.  Currently it looks like two of those Republican seats will switch to Democrat.

The Eighth  Congressional District was represented by Republican Dave Reichert, a loved and respected former sheriff.   He is stepping down and his position will be open.  Democrats fought hard to take that seat but Reichert’s popularity always thwarted those efforts.  Dino Rossi has announced that he will seek that seat as a Republican, but he doesn’t have support in this purple district rapidly turning blue.  Democrats will take that seat in 2018.

The Third Congressional District is represented by  Republican Jamie Herrera Beutler.  Her gender and Hispanic background has always come through for her in previous contests.  But her district, adjacent to Portland, has become bluer and bluer.  The campaign against her has already started and radio spots are tying her to Donald Trump.  She will have a difficult time hanging on to this Republican seat.

Nationally Democrats need only pick up 23 seats nationwide to take control of the House of Representatives.  They should pick up two of those needed seats in Washington state.  Picking up 21 more across the country shouldn’t be that hard.

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