Sabato's Crystal Ball

Washington (03) House 2010

 

Crystal Ball Outlook: Leans R

Democratic candidate: Denny Heck, former state Representative/TV station co-founder

Republican candidate: Jaime Herrera, state Representative

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Background:

An open seat for Washington’s 3rd district has attracted many candidates from both sides of the aisle. The Democratic candidates are former state Representative/TV station co-founder Denny Heck and anti-war activist Cheryl Crist. The Republican candidates are state Representative Jaime Herrera, financial adviser/ex-Bush administration official David Castillo, and retired Marine/activist David Hedrick. The third congressional district, a swing district, consists of the southwestern corner of the state, incorporating the area of Olympia south to Vancouver.