We already asked her campaign point blank if she bought Tuesday night's primary win.
But now we have another question for Suzan DelBene, the Democrat who bested the rest of the Democratic field in the 1st Congressional District after putting about $2 million of her own money into the race to make it through to the general against Republican John Koster.
In addition to her personal wealth, her party's establishment rallied around DelBene, a former Microsoft VP, because the other big name Democrat in the race, Darcy Burner, was seen as being too much of a progressive for the district. (The redrawn 1st CD stretches from north King County up to the Canadian border, taking in rural Skagit and Whatcom Counties.)
Our question for DelBene: Is Darcy Burner more progressive than you?
Here's DelBene's answer:
As a candidate, I don’t think I’m easily pigeonholed.
I’m a pro-choice social progressive who advocates for stricter regulation of Wall Street, protecting Social Security and Medicare and I reject the anti-government extremism of the Tea Party right.
I also believe in working across party lines to move forward on policies that will strengthen our economy and create jobs. I believe I’m a pragmatic leader with extensive experience as a businesswoman and entrepreneur, analyzing each issue as it comes to develop thoughtful policy positions.
This allows me to appeal to the voters in the 1st District because I have the experience and the abilities to bring people together to get things done.
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