Issaquah City Councilman Tola Marts (D) dropped out of the race for retiring Rep. Dave Reichert’s (R) seat, citing fundraising struggles in a crowded race.
“I made a decision to stay in my day job as a mechanical engineer while running for Congress, and it eventually became clear that this was not feasible—running for Congress is its own full-time job.” (Tacoma News Tribune)
MONEY MATTERS. Pediatrician Kim Schrier (D) reported raising $270,000 in the third quarter. (Politico)
Reichert’s retirement leaves open a swing sweat that Hillary Clinton won by 3 points. Several Democrats are running for the seat, including businesswoman Mona Das (D) and former King County Deputy Prosecutor Jason Rittereiser (D). On the GOP side, state Sen. Dino Rossi (R) is running.