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Tag: 8th district


Windle literally running for congress… with a big log on his back

At five-feet tall and 37 pounds, it’s not a typical political running mate.

But for James Windle, Independent candidate in the 8th District from Snoqualmie, a big ol’ log is the perfect running mate. Next week, Windle will be running two to four miles a day during rush hour while carrying a log on his back. The Windle campaign says the runs will encourage voters to vote independent in the August 7 primary. Maybe the log run will prepare Windle for log jams in congress should he beat incumbent Dave Reichert in the fall.

His first run will be 5

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Keith Swank: “a new sheriff in town”

Keith Swank, candidate for Washington’s 8th congressional District seat, will debut a new campaign ad July 2. The commercial will air in Eastern Washington, but Swank’s campaign is looking for donations to help the spot run in Western Washington.

The commercial describes Swank as a “family man, local cop and political outsider.” Swank bills himself as a Constitutional Conservative Republican candidate. He’s aiming to win Dave Reichert’s, R-Auburn, seat.

Swank is running in the 8th district, which now includes eastern counties Kittitas and Chelan after redistricting. Swank is a Seattle Police Officer and this is his first time running for office. The campaign needs

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