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2016 United States House of Representatives Elections in Washington
House elections for the 115th U.S. Congress
2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Washington
Democrat Suzan DelBene is the incumbent of the 1st district, which has a PVI of D+4. DelBene was first elected in 2012. The district stretches along the Puget Sound from the Canada-US border to King County. Elizabeth Scott began a campaign to run for the Republican nomination. However, she later suspended her campaign due to health reasons.
Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers, first elected in 2004, is the incumbent in the 5th district. The district, which as a PVI of R+6, encompasses the eastern portion of the state. Joe Pakootas is running as a Democrat.  Dave Wilson is running as an Independent. 
Democrat Derek Kilmer, first elected in 2012, is the incumbent in the 6th district. The district has a PVI of D+5, and encompasses the Olympic Peninsula and surrounding areas, as well as most of Tacoma.
Democrat Jim McDermott has represented the seventh district since 1989 and announced on January 4, 2016, that he would not seek re-election.
An anonymous post to Reddit in October 2015 claimed that McDermott was planning on retiring and endorsing current SeattleMayorEd Murray to succeed him. Murray and McDermott both denied the rumor.
Republican Dave Reichert, first elected in 2004, is the incumbent in the 8th district. The district has a PVI of R+1, and includes the Eastside suburbs of Seattle and portions of the center of the state.
Reichert considered running for governor, but decided instead to run for re-election.
Businessman Santiago Ramos is running as a Democrat. Businessman Jason Ritchie, Reichert's 2014 general election opponent, had considered running again but announced he will instead run for the Washington House of Representatives.