If Republicans are going to gain the majority in the United State House of Representatives, one of the seats they will likely need to win is Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. The 3rd is an open seat vacated by Democrat Brian Baird after six terms. This year’s race pits Democrat Denny Heck against Republican Jaime Herrera. Heck has served in the state legislature, been the Chief of Staff for former Governor Booth Gardner, helped start TVW, the state government channel, and been part of a high tech start up, Real Networks. It’s a long resume, but will it been enough to defeat Herrera who has worked for Representative Cathy McMorris, has the endorsement of former Senator Slade Gorton, and is also embracing many of the Tea Party’s values.