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GOP Candidates Aren't Seeking Trump's Help

He lost the state with 38 percent of the vote in 2018.

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Ally Mutnick
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:42 a.m.

“Washington’s Republican congressional candidates, however, are not exactly clamoring for a Pacific Northwest appearance from Trump, who received 38 percent of the statewide vote in the 2016 presidential election — and just 22 percent in King County.”

State Sen. Dino Rossi (R), who is running in the open WA-08: “I am very self-sufficient. I really don’t need a lot of help. … I have got a brand of my own.”

“Similar word came from” Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA 03), whose spokeswoman said they are not “focused on getting big names from outside Southwest Washington to come campaign for us.” Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA 05) “has not requested a Trump visit, but wouldn’t object to one.” (Seattle Times)

Meanwhile, pediatrician Kim Schrier's (D) campaign gave a "skittish response" to questions about whether she attended a recent fundraiser that featured House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. "When asked about the fundraiser, Schrier spokeswoman Katie Rodihan immediately distanced the candidate from Pelosi and said Schrier had nothing to do with the fundraiser. ... When pressed on whether Schrier had attended, Rodihan said she didn’t know and would have to double check. She called back and acknowledged: 'Kim did stop by the event. She did not raise any money off of it. It was a [Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-01)] event entirely.'” (Seattle Times)

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