To: Interested Parties

From: Andrew Orlebeke, Campaign Manager, Strickland for Washington

Re: Growing Momentum for Marilyn Strickland in WA-10

Date: August 31, 2020

With 64 days until the November election, Marilyn Strickland has momentum and strength in the race for Washington’s 10th Congressional District (CD). She has a growing, diverse coalition of local and national support; a clear path to victory as shown by recent polling; and a focused campaign plan for the general election. Marilyn has a clear opportunity to make history in Congress as the first African American to represent Washington State and the first Korean-American woman to serve.

There are three key elements driving Marilyn’s momentum in this race:

New Survey of Likely Voters Shows Clear Path to Victory for Marilyn

With record turnout in all three counties and despite being outspent in the primary, and facing a barrage of spending by outside groups for her opponents, Marilyn achieved a strong first-place finish with her broad support across the district. Her decisive performance in the primary included pulling to within 4.5 points of Beth Doglio in Doglio’s home of Thurston County, and beating Doglio by over 13 points in the larger Pierce County.

Last week, polling by nationally respected polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner of likely voters in the district highlights Marilyn’s strength in this race and signals her clear path to victory:

  • In the initial vote, Marilyn leads Doglio 43 to 22 percent, with 35 percent of likely voters undecided. Marilyn leads among Democrats 61 to 28 percent, leads among Independents and Republicans, and leads across every region in the district.

  • After hearing balanced information on both candidates, Marilyn surges while Doglio remains static at 22 percent.

  • Voters strongly indicated their priority is a pragmatic leader with experience bringing people together to deliver solutions, creating jobs after a recession, and supporting small businesses, just as Marilyn has done.

Click here to read more about the recent polling.

Broad and Diverse Coalition of Local and National Leaders Endorse Marilyn

Marilyn has a diverse and growing coalition of support for her campaign. Local leaders and organizations supporting Marilyn include:

  • Former Washington State Representative and former 10th CD candidate Kristine Reeves

  • Former Washington Governor Christine Gregoire

  • Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Washington Governor Gary Locke

  • Congressman Derek Kilmer, WA-06

  • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, WA-01

  • Victoria Woodards, Mayor of Tacoma

  • Don Anderson, Mayor of Lakewood

  • Former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice

  • Washington State Senator Steve Hobbs

  • Washington State Senator Jeannie Darnielle

  • Washington State Representative Jake Fey

  • Washington State Representative Melanie Morgan

  • Thurston County Young Democrats

  • Former King County Executive and Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ron Sims

  • Former President of The Evergreen State College Les Purce

  • The Vietnamese Community of Tacoma Pierce County

  • The Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective

  • The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists – Puget Sound Chapter

  • The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 612 and 302

  • The Seafarers International Union

  • The Sailors Union of the Pacific

National leaders and organizations supporting Marilyn include:

  • The National Women’s Political Caucus

  • Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters

  • Congressman Ted Lieu

  • Congressman Ami Bera

  • Congressman Pete Aguilar

  • The Congressional Black Caucus PAC

  • The Collective PAC

  • The Higher Heights for America PAC

  • CAPA21

  • Asian-American Action Fund

  • The AAPI Victory Fund

  • The Korean-American Democratic Committee

  • The Korean Americans for Organizing Fund

Marilyn will also announce additional endorsements in the coming weeks. View the full list of endorsements here.

Marilyn Will Continue Communicating with Voters Across the District through Election Day

Since her strong first-place finish in the 19-person August primary, Marilyn has continued talking to voters across the district, expanded her campaign team, and developed a focused general election campaign strategy. Sixty-four days from the November election, she is well-prepared to double down on her efforts and communicate with voters across the district, including the 35 percent of likely voters who remain undecided in the race.