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DCCC targets 3rd Congressional District seat

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is once again setting its sights on Washington’s 3rd Congressional District.

The seat, maintained by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler for a fifth term, was targeted in the 2018 election by the Democrats. Backing was thrown behind Carolyn Long, the first challenger to outearn and outspend Herrera Beutler and win any portion of the district. (Long took Clark County by 2.24 percent.) Long received nearly $200,000 worth of mailers alone from the Washington State Democratic Central Committee.

Given the turnout and focus on the 2018 election, it shouldn’t be a surprise the national party views the 3rd Congressional seat as vulnerable and worthy of its attention.

There’s still 645 days until the 2020 November election, but if Democrats want to make any progress in Southwest Washington, they’ll need every day they can get.

Katy Sword

I cover the city of Vancouver and federal politics. Reach me at katy.sword@columbian.com.

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