Darcy Burner, Democratic Candidate for Congress
Washington State 8th District
Governor Christine Gregoire, Democrat
Commentary from Ari Melber.
Governor Christine Gregoire
Democrat, Washington State
Christine Gregoire won a razor thin victory in 2004 against Republican Dino Rossi. The race ended in a recount and it has taken some time for Governor Gregoire to find her political footing. Almost two years later, however, the Governor is enjoying high approval ratings and is working with both sides of the aisle to solve the pressing issues that Washington State residents are faced with. Governor Gregoire was raised in Auburn, Washington by her mother in a rural farming community. She attended the University of Washington and Gonzaga University law school. In 2003, Governor Gregoire she was diagnosed with breast cancer and after making a full recovery, she now mentions her fight with cancer in speeches concerning Americaâ€™s healthcare crisis.
Candidate Darcy Burner
WA-8, Washington State
Darcy Burner is running for Congress in the 8th district in Washington State. Her race is being heavily targeted by the national parties and if successful, she will bring an independent and intelligent voice to the U.S. House of Representatives. Darcy grew up in a military family and worked hard to put herself through Harvard. After graduation, Darcy worked for 12 years in the high tech sector, including executive experience at Microsoft. After having a baby in 2003, Darcy realized that if she wanted to make America and the world a better place for her son to grow up in, she would have to take matters into her own hands. Darcy left Microsoft and has devoted her time to her family and to her race for the United States Congress.
Ari Melber is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, and his commentary has appeared in The Nation Online, The Baltimore Sun, The New York Post, The Times Union, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Kirkus Reviews, The Forward, Alternet.org and TomPaine.com. Melber served as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate and as a national staff member on the 2004 presidential campaign of John Kerry. He was born and raised in Seattle and he currently lives in New York.
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