Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Beginning of the End for Rep. Jim Dunn?

The Columbian (Vancouver, WA) has been reporting heavily on the 17th District House race where embattled incumbent Jim Dunn (R) is facing challenges from both Democrat Tim Probst and Republican Joseph James. First, the Columbian wrote about how both challengers are raising quite a bit of money. [Note: According to the latest PDC filings, Rep. Dunn hasn't raised or spent a single dime.] Then the Columbian editorialized that both "Probst and James quickly shine as superior to the incumbent of intolerable incompetence." [Another note: Rep. Dunn said he would attend the WFSE candidate interview session we scheduled, but didn't show up. Don't feel bad. He blew off the Columbian's editorial board, too.] In the latest twist, the 17th District Republican precinct committee officers voted 16-1 to endorse Dunn's Republican opponent -- the first time they've ever endorsed a challenger over an incumbent. [Final note: Our members have voted to endorse Democrat Tim Probst in this race.] -- Dennis

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