Dan Kirkdorffer on Kos (on top of the front page now):
Mcjoan and Markos have been asking Kossacks this week to reach into their pockets and contribute to a nationwide fund raising drive for Washington 8th Congressional District candidate Darcy Burner, in her effort to counter George Bush's fund raising visit for incumbent Republican Dave Reichert on Monday.
As a resident of the 8th, I am heartened by the tremendous amount that has been donated in just a couple of days. It has been a wonderful response!To echo what I wrote above, still with me?
I characterized Reichert as insidious. This year he has become even more so by taking more safe votes in favor of Democratic bills on their final passage, while opposing the same bill every step of the way. I wrote about one such example in January. His votes on the First 100 Hour bills this year were also vintage Reichert.
Darcy Burner has a lot going for her, but she still has a steep hill to climb to unseat "The Sheriff", as Dave Reichert once was for King County, and as he reminds us at every opportunity. Your contributions this week will help her in her effort to educate voters in the 8th about Reichert's true nature, but when the media fails to report on these matters, and the congressman gets a free ride, her job becomes that much harder.
Thank you for your donations, and please keep them coming so we can send a message to Bush and to Reichert that we're not going to get fooled again!