Washington's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Washington's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Dave Reichert Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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The 8th congressional district of Washington will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Washington is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[3][4][5]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Dave Reichert (R), who was first elected in 2004.

Washington's 8th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Pierce, King, Kittitas and Chelan counties.[6]

Candidates

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August 5, 2014, primary results

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Democratic Party Democratic candidates

District history

2012

The 8th congressional district of Washington held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Dave Reichert won re-election in the district.[10]

U.S. House, Washington District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Reichert Incumbent 59.7% 180,204
     Democratic Karen Porterfield 40.3% 121,886
Total Votes 302,090
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Dave Reichert won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Suzan DelBene (D).[11]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Washington, Congressional District 8, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid G. Reichert Incumbent 52.1% 161,296
     Democrat Suzan DelBene 47.9% 148,581
Total Votes 309,877

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