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Roll Call: Heck in 10th is ‘more about legislating than posturing’

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on June 27, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
June 27, 2012 8:33 pm

Democrat Denny Heck picked up the kind of national media Wednesday that even his $1 million campaign war chest can’t buy for his 10th Congressional District campaign: Roll Call contributing writer Stuart Rothenberg has listed the former state House majority leader and entrepreneur as one of the more “interesting, likeable candidates so far this cycle” who might bring action the U.S. Capitol is not used to.

The Heck campaign was quick to put out a news release making big hay of Rothenberg saying that Heck is more disposed to legislating than the posturing so visible in Congress today.

Writes Rothenberg:

Denny Heck, Democrat running in new 10th district
Heck, a Washington state Democrat, lost a bid for Congress two years ago but is in much better position this time thanks to the creation of a new Congressional district in the state. A former state House Majority Leader, he understands government and policy. Heck is a thoughtful, no-nonsense legislator whose generally liberal views should fit his district. But unlike some Members from both parties, he is likely to be more about legislating than posturing. 

The column did not mention Republicans Dick Muri of Steilacoom or Stan Flemming of University Place, who serve on the Pierce County Council and are hoping to get past Washington’s top-two primary on Aug. 7 for a showdown with Heck in November.

The race to fill Washington’s newest congressional seat also has drawn candidacies of progressive Sue Gunn of Olympia, independent Steve Hannon of Yelm and Democrat Jennifer Ferguson of University Place.

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