The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee may be throwing in the towel in Washington State’s Eighth District race between incumbent Rep. Dave Reichert (R) and former Microsoft executive Suzan Delbene.
The Delbene campaign has been running silent for at least 48 hours, and sources indicate that the DCCC has cancelled a third of their broadcast television buys in the Seattle market for October 19th through the 25th. Credible sources claim that the cancelled spots were those that targeted Reichert.
The importance of the time span? The Eighth District is all mail-in voting and ballots drop on October 15th.
As Democratic strategists shift to triage mode – reallocating resources away from losing campaigns to unseat Republicans, to races in which a sitting Democrat has slipped into a state of shock – the decision to give Delbene her last rites muse have been an easy one. A SurveyUSA/KING 5 poll taken on September 29th showed Reichert leading Delbene by seven points, 52-45.