With just a few weeks left in the campaign, recent polling shows two Council backed candidates in Washington State in races that are too close to call. Both these candidates are strong supporters of progressive foreign policies and the vision of a nuclear weapons free world. These races will be decided in the final days, and your contributions can make a huge difference.
Senator Murray’s political career began when, as a parent lobbying for funds for local schools, she was ridiculed by a state legislator who told her gruffly, “You’re just a mom in tennis shoes, you can’t make a difference.” Murray made his put-down her campaign slogan and has proven time and again that a mother in tennis shoes can be an effective Senator. She has fought hard for progressive causes in Washington DC.
Now she is facing a right wing challenge from Dino Rossi, a politician well-known to Washington voters from his two runs Governor. While Murray is well-liked by the voters of Washington State, in the current political environment, no incumbent can be considered safe. Polls show that Rossi is in a position to win an upset.
In Washington’s 8th Congressional District, Council for a Livable World is backing Suzan DelBene for Congress. DelBene is an unusual candidate this year, a Democratic challenger poised to defeat a Republican incumbent.
DelBene is challenging Rep. Dave Reichert. On national security issues, the difference between DelBene and Reichert could not be starker. Where Reichert earned a 14% on the PeacePAC voting record over his first three terms in office, DelBene earned a perfect score on the Council’s Candidate Questionnaire.
A longtime incumbent, Reichert began the race with a sizable lead in polls. Polling over the summer showed DelBene steadily closing that gap and two polls last week found them in a virtual tie.
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