House Editor David Wasserman writes: Washington's bipartisan redistricting commission forged an interesting compromise to allot the state's new tenth Congressional seat. The new 10th CD was drawn as a solidly Democratic district anchored in Olympia, while GOP Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Dave Reichert (WA-08) got much safer districts. In addition, the 1st CD in the northern Seattle suburbs was stretched to the Canadian border, turning it from a safe Democratic seat into a slightly Democratic-leaning battleground district. With the August 7 top-two primary approaching, Democratic Rep. Jay Inslee's decision to resign to run for governor means the 1st CD is hosting an unusual double-election. Elsewhere, some Republicans think a wealthy self-funder can put retiring Democratic Rep. Norm Dicks's 6th CD in play.

The new map can be found here.

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WA-01: OPEN (Inslee) (D) – Northwest: Redmond, Kirkland, Lake Stevens

Lean Democratic. A redistricting compromise morphed this formerly compact, safely Democratic seat into a diverse mix of high-tech suburbs and farm-rich foothills stretching from the headquarters of Microsoft all the way to the Canadian border.

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