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WA 8th: The ad debate

The first television spot from Democratic challenger Darcy Burner – opposing Republican incumbent Dave Reichert in Washington’s 8th congressional district – is out. And is it ever controversial.

Among Democrats.

What should a challenger Democrat do this year, by way of message? There’s a great to-and-fro on the subject, and analysis of this opener ad from every which direction, up on the MyDD Democratic political site. It’s a good discussion of campaign strategy and tactics, and the debate shows why these things remain more art than science.

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