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“Even though the Republicans will get more money from the Koch brothers, we’ll have thousands of people on the ground to win this thing.”

—Tina Podlodowski, chair, Washington State Democratic Party 

“I’m confident that Dino Rossi, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Jaime Herrera Beutler will win in November because they better serve their constituents and better represent the values of Washington voters than [Democrats].” 

—Caleb Heimlich, chair, Washington State Republican Party 

“It’s always difficult to defeat an incumbent in the absence of some sort of scandal, so I think [two districts will] probably stay in Republican hands.… The Eighth is up for grabs.”

—John Wilkerson, director, Center for American Politics and Public Policy at the University of Washington 

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