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Tag: Bruce Harrell

Jan.
9th

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith might see the downside of safe Congressional districts, challenge from inside the party

The Washington Redistricting Commission gave 9th District Rep. Adam Smith a good news-bad news result – a district so strongly Democratic that he is mostly immune from a Republican challenge but more likely to draw a Democratic challenge.

The Seattle Times’ Jim Brunner reports here that Seattle City Councilman Bruce Harrell is considering just such a challenge. He quotes Harrell’s niece and campaign manager saying, “There is a fantastic opportunity. He has been approached by a number of people to consider it… It is definitely a serious consideration.”

The new district is a majority-minority district and Harrell is the

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