Congressional District 8, U.S. Representative (2 Year Term) Candidates

Kim Schrier (D)

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Party: Democrat


Main Issues/Priorities: Affordable Universal Healthcare, Lower Prescription Drug Prices, Cleaner Environment, Gun Safety, Womens’ Healthcare Rights


Track Record: Recently Sponsored (HR8135) Fruits and Vegetables for Children During Pandemic Act of 2020, (HR8024) WIC Waiver Extension Act of 2020, (HR7656) Food and Farm Emergency Assistance Act, (HR6838) Emergency Funding For Child Protection Act, (HR6159) Kids’ Access to Primary Care Act of 2020*


Voted For (HR4447) Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act of 2019, (HR2694) Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, (HR6395) National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, (HR7120) George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, (HR1044) Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019* 


Did Not Vote (HR1140) Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act


Endorsements: The Seattle Times, EMILY’s List, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Women’s Political Caucus, Washington State Labor Council, King County Democrats, Pierce County Democrats, President Barack Obama, Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)*


FEC Campaign Finance Snapshot:

Total Contributions: $3,243,427.77 ; Total Loans Received: $0.00 

Offsets to Operating Expenditures: $0.00 ; Total Spent: $955,104.31


Cash Summary: 

Beginning Cash on Hand: $69,659.79 ; Ending Cash on Hand: $2,357,983.25 ; Debt/Loans: $0.00


Articles/Features: “Progressive Voters Guide : Kim Schrier”; “The Times Recommends : Kim Schrier for the 8th Congressional District”; “DCCC : The Case for Kim Schrier” 


Interviews: “KOMO : Connect to Congress Interview With Representative Kim Schrier”; “NCW Life : Rep. Kim Schrier Tackles Ongoing COVID-19 Legislation”; “Q13 Fox : Rep. Kim Schrier Says Robust COVID Testing is the Key to Restarting Economy


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Jesse Jensen (R)

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Party: Republican

Main Issues/Priorities: Veterans, Small Business Owners and Workers, Middle Class Growth, Defeating Socialism, Lowering Healthcare Costs, Covering Pre-Existing Conditions, National Defense

Track Record:  No elected experience - Director in a healthcare company & Army veteran

Endorsements: Seattle Police Officers Guild, Hunters Heritage Council, Mainstream Republicans of Washington, Kittitas County Sheriff Clay Myers, Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett, Congressman Dan Crenshaw, Washington State Farm Bureau PAC, Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier, Former Attorney General Rob McKenna*

FEC Campaign Finance Snapshot:

Total Contributions: $189,119.94; Total Loans Received: $0.00 

Offsets to Operating Expenditures: $0.00 ; Total Spent: $163,421.58 


Cash Summary: 

Ending Cash on Hand: $54,550.11; Debt/Loans: $0.00


Articles/Features: “Auburn Examiner : Jesse Jensen”; “Seattle Times : Amazon Manager, Trump Supporter Says Schrier ‘Too Liberal’”; “King 5 : Republican Jesse Jensen Challenges Kim Schrier in 8th District”; “GOP Young Guns : Jesse Jensen” 


Interviews: “Elections Daily : Jesse Jensen’s Quest to Beat the Odds in WA-08” 


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