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|U.S. House, Washington, District 1|
According to her website, Burner's campaign platform includes the following issues:
- Prosecuting law-breakers who created or sold toxic assets
- Protecting the right to vote
- Ethics reforms
In June 2012, Burner spoke at a progressive conference, encouraging the creation of a smartphone app that would help shoppers avoid products made by corporations that support conservative politics.
Burner ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 1st District. She sought the nomination as a Democrat and faced Suzan DelBene (D), Darshan Rauniyar (D), Laura Ruderman (D), Steve Hobbs (D), John Koster (R), and Larry Ishmael (I) in the August 7 primary. She was defeated in the primary.
A large field of Democrats competed for the party nod, while county councilman John Koster was unopposed on the Republican ticket. Early polling put Koster well ahead of Burner, the Democratic frontrunner. Burner, a progressive activist, capitalized on anti-wealthy sentiment to pull ahead of former Microsoft executive Suzan DelBene. As of late July, however, an ad blitz from DelBene helped push her past Burner in the polls.
At a July event, the candidates had an opportunity to name their highest priority. Burner raised concerns about Super PACs and voiced support of the Affordable Care Act. DelBene said she would focus on job creation. Darshan Rauniyar and Steve Hobbs promised to bring a new face to politics. Laura Ruderman stressed greater health care access. The only Republican in the race, Koster emphasized the need for smaller government.
One month short term special election
Burner also ran in a special election to fill retiring representative Jay Inslee's seat for a one-month term before the 2012-2014 term begins. The special election took place on the same primary and general election dates as the full term.
Burner joined full-term challengers Suzan DelBene (D), Laura Ruderman (D), Darshan Rauniyar (D), and John Koster (R), along with six candidates who ran just for the one-month term: J. Byron Holcomb (D), Brian Berry (D), Brian Sullivan (D), Ruth Morrison (D), Steven Gerdes (R), and Bob Champion (I).
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- Roll Call, "Darcy Burner Launches Third Bid for Congress in Washington," accessed January 14, 2012
- Darcy Burner campaign website, "On the Issues," accessed August 2, 2012
- Daily Caller, "Dem. candidate suggests targeting Koch ‘economic power’ with smartphone app," June 12, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," accessed May 17, 2012
- AP Primary Results
- Seattle Times, "The race is on to fill new 1st Congressional District," May 12, 2012
- Seattle Times, "Voters face crowded ballots for 1st District," July 31, 2012
- Seattle Times, "Congressional District 1 candidates stake their ground, as poll shows movement," July 28, 2012
- Seattle Times, "Special election to replace Inslee for 1 month," April 2, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "Candidate Filings," accessed May 18, 2012