Written by Morgan.
The Seattle Times published an article in this morning’s paper about the challenge McDermott faces this year; Andrew is the first viable candidate the long-term congressman has ever faced. While the article itself had no clear bias for or against Andrew, the article quoted a UW Political Science professor who said that Andrew has “no chance” at all at defeating McDermott, and all of this is just a stunt and shouldn’t be taken seriously.
Well, I beg to differ.
The article went on in detail to explain how this is the first election in which McDermott has released TV ads since first running for his seat 24 years ago. If there isn’t a real threat, why waste the money?
The fact is, whether you want to believe it or not, McDermott is scared. He now realizes that voters in the 7th are tired of him, and since they are being given a second, realistic Democrat to vote for, his seat is in jeopardy for the first time in his career.
If we at the Andrew Hughes campaign have anything to say about it, this will be the last time he even has a seat to defend. McDermott is outdated and out of touch, and the voters of the 7th are expressing their relief at having another option (since it is near impossible for a Republican to ever win in this 75% + democratic district). If you don’t believe me, check out the article and read the comments. You will see that people all over the district, coming from liberal to conservative backgrounds agree that we need a change in this district.
The change is now.