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The clock is ticking down in the top-two primary in Washington state's 1st district. All voters now have their mail-in ballots, which have to be postmarked by Aug. 7 to be counted in the vote tally. And one of Darcy Burner's opponents has a lot of money to burn in trying to secure the ticket.
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.

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.

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Needless to say, Darcy Burner doesn't have $1.9 million of her own money to spend on this seat, and that hurts. All the money DelBene is pouring in is going directly into TV and that's 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.)

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.

Please, click here to give $3 to Darcy Burner.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 12:55 PM PDT.

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