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Reader E-mailbag: Keep Holding Republican Congressman Dave Reichert Accountable, Please – Slog

Congressman Dave Reichert: Is he making anyone happy? Alex Wong/Getty

So far, we’ve gotten lots of positive feedback on our coverage of Washington Congressman Dave Reichert (R-Auburn). Several readers have asked us to continue reporting on him and to hold him accountable for actions that seem to be in direct opposition to what his constituents want.

Check out this week’s letters to the editor below.

As a constituent of the 8th Congressional district, I just wanted to write and thank you for your continued coverage of Dave Reichert.

I am part of a number of groups trying to hold him accountable as well as replace him in the next election and your reporting is helping us spread the word on his actual record rather than the moderate record that he likes to tout.

Keep up the great work. We need you!

Robin Gitelman
Community Manager


I just read your Slog piece on Reichert’s Facebook “Town Hall.” If his office staff have been so harassed that they have called the police, had people arrested, and had people placed in a mental institution, there ought to be a public record of that. I think we all believe he’s lying through his teeth, but I’d like to deal in facts. Would you follow up on those comments and find out what the facts are?

Thank you!

Eric Blumhagen
Loyal reader for over two decades

[Editor’s note: Yes, Eric, he was lying, and Heidi Groover followed up…

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