Doc Hastings is retiring. In the article linked article, Joel Connelly also makes a point how awful his environmental record was. And that’s certainly a large part of his legacy. He also was about the first in line to excuse any wrongdoing from GOP leadership.
Still, ever the optimist, after reading, “Hastings beat one-term Democratic Rep. (now Gov.) Jay Inslee in 1994, withstood a tough 1996 challenge and has since coasted” I wondered if it might be possible to maybe run a Democrat and pick up the seat. I mean, I know it’s a GOP leaning seat, so it’ll be tough. But honestly I think every seat is a possibility. Yes, it would be a lot of work, and I don’t know who over there would run. A good candidate might not win (although, they might!), but could perhaps excite labor the Hispanic community in that area and have an effect on down ticket races.