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U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert faces challenge from ‘yellow dog Democrat’

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By conventional measures, Dave Reichert is the overdog in his race for a sixth term in Congress.

The Auburn Republican is the incumbent in Washington’s 8th Congressional District, and while he’s had close races against well-funded opponents, he’s never been beaten. On the money side, he’s outraised his latest opponent, Issaquah businessman Jason Ritchie, by a margin of 7 to 1. As of March 31, Reichert had raised $705,783 to Ritchie’s $103,540.

Nevertheless, Ritchie, a political newcomer and self-described “yellow…

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