A surge in popularity among Democratic congressional candidates is spilling over into Washington state and imperiling the political career of Rep. Dave Reichert, who represents an area that's home to technology firms including Microsoft, Expedia, T-Mobile USA, and Sharebuilder.com.
Reichert, a two-term Republican, is no doctrinaire conservative. The National Journal has dubbed him a centrist, and his campaign Web site boasts that he opposed President Bush "54 percent of the time." A Reichert spokesman told CNET News that the 8th District is fairly libertarian and looking for a candidate who works across party lines.
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