Msnbc.com’s Tom Curry offers an on-the-ground look today at a crucial House race shaping up in Washington’s Third District, where Democrat Denny Heck is working to distance himself from his party’s leaders and policies in his contest against Republican Jaime Herrera. It’s a must-win for Democrats if they hope to retain control of the House.
This year, Republicans are running against big government; Democrats are defending the policies of Congress and President Barack Obama.
But in Washington’s Third Congressional District, the Republican candidate has spent her career in government; the Democratic candidate is the one touting his private-sector experience in “starting companies, growing companies, [and] creating jobs.”
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