This editorial will appear in Thursday’s print edition.
There’s no safer bet in this year’s election than on a Democrat winning in two Tacoma-area districts, the 27th and 29th.
For one thing, no Republicans will be on the ballot in two of the four races to be determined Nov. 6. And in the two races that do include a GOP candidate, the Republicans’ chances of prevailing in these majority Democratic districts are slim.
Of Washington’s 49 legislative districts, the 27th – which includes Tacoma’s North End – is the seventh most Democratic-leaning. One would have to live in some parts of Seattle to be in a bluer district.
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