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Jason Ritchie is running a very strong campaign to unseat five-term incumbent GOPer Dave Reichert in this R+1 district. Pres Obama won WA-08 in 2008 and 2012 (redistricted) and I agree with Jason that it is time to take WA-08 back for the BLUE team!

Dave Reichert (R) votes with the Tea Party; he's a paperweight for the GOP running for his sixth term and the GOP is backing him. He's outraised Jason 7 to 1 in funding. Jason and the Ritchie team mean business and are running a formidable grassroots campaign. They are working hard and with heart. It's time to take Reichert down! Let's walk our talk about supporting progressives. Join with Jason and take action to turn this district BLUE in 2014.

Jason is a progressive Democrat on all the issues and he is making all the right moves to win in November: His team is highlighted in an AdAge article about training in the latest data and technology platforms the Democratic party organization says will be key to 2014 midterm success. He has amassed an impressive list of endorsements. He is getting his message out by GOTV phone and door-to-door contact. Saturday is one of several meet-ups. He writes about progressive issues for Huffington Post. Bill Maher chose 16 of the worst of 233 Republicans in the House for his Flip A District contest. Through efforts of Jason, his team and supporters, GOPer Dave Reichert (WA-08) made the list. That's a BFD!

I live in Indiana and wish I had candidate like this to vote for. I don't, but I can support him in other ways. With all of us working together, we can have the privilege of Jason Ritchie supporting WA-08 and all of us in the House!


Meet Jason on Saturday, July 26th, Central Washington Meet and Greets:

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Snapdragon Cafe and Gelato, 207 Mission St, Cashmere, WA 98815
Phone: (509) 881-0500 (Map)

2:30pm - 3:30pm: Cafe Verona, 820 Commercial St, Leavenworth, WA (509) 548-1677 (Facebook, menus, map)

4:00pm - 5:00pm Caffe Mela (gourmet coffee), 17 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA
(509) 888-0374 (Facebook, events, coffee info, map)
Caffe Mela is Wenatchee’s Artisan Coffee Roasting Company with a reputation for the best coffee in town. It's popular as a meeting place for friends, businesses, and as an intimate live music venue.

5:30pm - 8:30pm Jason will be speaking with other Democratic candidates at the Special Summer Picnic Gathering of NCW Democrats held outdoors at The Cellar Cafe, 429 N. Mission, Wenatchee.  Details here


WA-08 district map

Voter registration info: If you live in WA-08 you can check your voter registration, determine your candidates, where to return ballots or register to vote. The registration deadline for the primary has passed, but you can register now for the general election in November.

Primary Info

July 7      Deadline for voter registration, address change and other updates
July 18    Start of 18-day voting period (through Election Day). Ballots are mailed out
                and Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) are available at voting centers.
July 28    Deadline for new Washington State voter registration (in person only)
August 5    Primary

Help close that funding gap:

DONATE: The GOP is funding incumbent Reichert's campaign 7 to 1. Every dollar now will make a big impact on Jason's campaign.  Join me and be a part of the action to get a great candidate who is on our side.

You can be a part of this campaign:

Jason's campaign website: Jason Ritchie for Congress

Ritchie For Congress
P.O. Box 2165
Issaquah, WA 98027

Volunteer: Sign up for his e-newsletter, canvas, make calls, share updates on FaceBook and Twitter, host a house party, or write a letter to the editor.

Be a field organizer

Follow Jason on Twitter: @Ritchie4wa8

Like Jason on Facebook: Ritchie for Congress

Red to BLUE: Together we really can do this!

Originally posted to ParkRanger on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 12:43 PM PDT.

Also republished by Seattle & Puget Sound Kos and Koscadia.

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