Contest is set for Issaquah’s congressional district

August 14, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

Incumbent Republican Dave Reichert is poised to face Issaquah Democrat Karen Porterfield to represent Issaquah in Congress.

The candidates expressed gratitude to voters after the electorate trimmed the crowded primary field.

“Tonight’s results make crystal clear that residents of the new 8th want someone who will continue the fight to reduce spending, get people back to work and jumpstart our economy,” Reichert said in a statement.

Porterfield, a Seattle University adjunct faculty member, faces Reichert, a former King County sheriff and Auburn Republican, in a redrawn 8th Congressional District.

“I am excited that I have the amazing honor to go forward, talking to voters in all our communities across the district,” Porterfield said in a statement. “People are hungry for a change in D.C., and we can make that happen.”

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One Response to “Contest is set for Issaquah’s congressional district”

  1. Ron Roberts on September 11th, 2012 9:23 am

    So, Congressman Reichert says we need to “Reduce spending, get people back to work, and jumpstart our economy”? It’s too bad that Congressman Reichert isn’t contributing to any of the solutions for these goals. Block, stall, waste time.

    Congress has about a 10% approval rating. Mr. Reichert is a Congressman. Why are we still voting for this bozo? Because we are all fooled into thinking that it’s those nasty representatives from other districts; not ours. WAKE UP! Our representatives are right in the middle of the problem.

    We don’t need to send this mindless foot soldier back to Congress to finally bring the approval rating to zero. I’m voting for anyone else.

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