With Election Day Tomorrow, Race Shifts Towards Carolyn Long
Politico and Sabato’s Crystal Ball joins four other election forecasters in moving their rating towards Long
VANCOUVER, WA—With election day tomorrow, six separate election forecasters now shifted the WA-03 race ratings away from Rep. Herrera Beutler into the “Lean Republican” category. Today, Politico and Sabato’s Crystal Ball joined four other forecasters in the shift. These ratings demonstrate the strength of Carolyn’s grassroots campaign and the fact that Rep. Herrera Beutler is in the most competitive reelection fight of her 10+ year political career.
“This race is neck and neck,” said Abby Olmstead. “Southwest Washington is ready for a fresh start, and Carolyn is ready to deliver. Carolyn will be a hard-working, present, accountable and committed representative who always puts the people of Southwest Washington first. Herrera Beutler continues to lie about her record, because she just can’t defend it. National Republicans and big corporations are trying to buy this election, but it won’t work. They’re terrified they’re going to lose.”
Herrera Beutler has taken more than $675,850 this cycle and nearly $2 million from corporate special interest groups.
The Cook Political Report, Inside Elections, Daily Kos, and The Cycle also shifted their race ratings for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District from “Likely Republican” to “Lean Republican” last month. The DCCC released a poll showing Long and Herrera Beutler are statistically tied. In September the Long campaign also released a poll released showing the two candidates neck-and-neck. The poll conducted by GQR showed that Long is gaining ground, trailing by just two points.