Roll Call: When members of Congress seek county office instead
....Democrat Chris Bubser, a former marketing and advertising executive who had been preparing to run against Cook, raised nearly $205,000 to the incumbent’s $139,000 in the most recent fundraising quarter.
“What the GOP doesn’t realize is how rapidly this district is changing — and not in their favor,” she said. “There are redder districts that flipped in the last cycle.”
A Bubser campaign memo from August noted that Republicans only have a 3-point party registration advantage, compared to an 11-point advantage in 2012. The campaign also noted that the district is diversifying, and in 2016 more than a quarter of 8th District voters were people of color.