These endorsements will appear in Thursday’s News Tribune:
It’s not surprising for a Republican in a year trending anti-Republican, but U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert faces five challengers this year as he runs for re-election in Eighth Congressional District.
Three are Democrats: James Vaughn of Orting, Darcy Burner of Carnation and Keith Arnold of Auburn. Two are running as nonpartisans: Boleslaw Orlinkski of Bellevue and Richard Todd of Snoqualmie.
Burner commands broad support from the Democratic Party, as well as its nomination. She’s the obvious choice for Democrats and other voters leaning Democrat this year. Reichert is the equally obvious choice for Republicans.
The real contest, of course, will come this fall, when Reichert and Burner will again do battle for the seat he now holds.