Suzan DelBene contributed another $900,000 to her campaign for the 1st Congressional District, bringing her personal spending on the state's most-contested federal race to $1.9 million.moving the polls. A SurveyUSA for KING5 TV shows DelBene with a 13 point boost from their last poll in May, and a four point lead over Burner, 17-13. (Note that this is a top-two primary—all of the candidates from both parties are on the ballot, and the top two vote getters will move on to the general election.)
The new self-financing, which dwarfs the combined fundraising by her four fellow Democrats, allowed DelBene to up her TV advertising budget by $547,000, according to Thursday's new Federal Election Commission filings.
This is definitely still a tight race, with polls showing either a slim lead for Darcy, an essential tie or a DelBene lead.
We can't close the funding gap for Burner, but we can help her fight back against this onslaught. Just $3 of online advertising can reach up to 25 Democratic-leaning voters, and $12 can reach 100.