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July 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

DelBene adds $400,000 in own money campaign; total of $2.3 million

Suzan DelBene added another $400,000 to her campaign for the 1st Congressional District seat, bringing her total spending to $2.3 million. Her contribution last Wednesday means she now has exceeded her $2.2 million personal outlay for her unsuccessful 2010 race against U.S. Rep Dave Reichert. In this race, DelBene has personally outspent all four of Democratic…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: Darcy Burner, Darshan Rauniyar, John Koster

July 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Friday briefing: DelBene moves up in new poll; helicopter mom in 1st CD

Good Morning, Happy Friday: The latest KING 5/SurveyUSA poll shows Democrat Suzan DelBene moving up in polling data in the 1st Congressional District race, likely as a result of $1 million worth of ads. Here are the latest poll results.  The poll shows DelBene gaining ground in recent weeks and Democrat Darcy Burner losing her…

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July 25, 2012 at 2:51 PM

1st District candidates face off in final debate before primary

In the last debate before the Aug. 7 primary election, five Democratic candidates vying for the 1st Congressional District tried put some daylight between their mostly-similar, mostly-liberal policy positions by focusing on personality and personal narrative. But the biggest contrasts aired at Wednesday’s  Seattle CityClub debate on the Microsoft campus were with the sole Republican in…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: Darcy Burner, Darshan Rauniyar, John Koster

July 19, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Darcy Burner, Suzan DelBene virtually tied in 1st District poll; John Koster leads

A new 1st Congressional District poll, by the consultant firm Strategies 360, shows the race tightening as ballots are being mailed this week, with Democrats Darcy Burner and Suzan DelBene virtually tied. Republican Snohomish County Councilman John Koster, who also ran for Congress in 2010, should easily advance past the Aug. 7 primary, with 36 percent of…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: Darcy Burner, Darshan Rauniyar, John Koster

July 17, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Laura Ruderman denounces her mom’s ad

Laura Ruderman’s mother says she just wanted to help her daughter win the 1st Congressional District when she created and funded (at $115,000) a PAC devoted to attacking her daughter’s opponent, Suzan DelBene. But the mama-bear act has been an utter disaster for Ruderman. DelBene broke her usual placid demeanor to turn on Ruderman in More

Comments | More in Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: laura ruderman, Suzan DelBene

July 16, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Laura Ruderman’s mom attacks daughter’s opponent, then stars in daughter’s ad

On the heels of news that Laura Ruderman’s mom financed a series of hit pieces on her opponent, Ruderman went up with her first TV ad … about her mother.   The soft biographical piece centers on a cancer cluster in Ruderman’s family, including her mother’s “dance” with cancer. But the timing is wacky. Ruderman’s campaign…

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July 15, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Suzan DelBene drops $1 million into campaign for Congress

Suzan DelBene dropped $1 million of her own money into campaign, giving her a huge edge in advertising spending as a host of Democrats jostle toward toward the Aug. 7 primary in the hot 1st Congressional District race. FEC quarterly reports filed this weekend, which cover fundraising and expenses April through June, show fellow Democrat Darcy…

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July 15, 2012 at 11:05 AM

UPDATE: Anti-Suzan DelBene PAC funded by mother of opponent Laura Ruderman

UPDATE 1:28 p.m.: Laura Ruderman’s mother said in an emailed statment that she funded the anti-DelBene PAC because she was “very frustrated” that DelBene could self-finance her campaign (to the tune of $1 million) while her daughter could not. Ruderman’s campaign insists she did not know her mother had funded the PAC, Progress for Washington, when…

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July 6, 2012 at 8:24 AM

First negative ad in 1st Congressional District race

The first negative mailer in the heavily-contested 1st Congressional District race hits Suzan DelBene, the front-running Democrat in dollars and endorsements, on her track record in business. Progressive For Washington, formed  June 25, sent out a $21,328 mailer describing DelBene as “part of the problem” for the middle-class because “nearly every business Suzan DelBene ran…

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