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SEATTLE - Before leaving Seattle after a Republican fund-raiser President Bush met with the Snohomish family of a Marine killed in Iraq.
A letter written by Jeffrey B. Starr came to the attention of the president and he quoted from it in a November speech at the Naval Academy. In the letter to his fiance Starr wrote that he expected he might die because he was pushing his luck on a third deployment. He wrote, "I don't regret going. Everybody dies but few get to do it for something as important as freedom." Jeff Starr is buried in Snohomish.
On the president's arrival, Bush met with Sheryl Sheaffer of Issaquah. Her three sons are soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
SEATTLE - The Democrat running against Congressman Dave Reichert says the president's appearance today at a Republican fund-raiser in Medina will help her campaign.
Former Microsoft program manager Darcy Burner says she's flattered that Republicans see the Eighth District race is tight enough to warrant a visit from the president. She says it shows that Reichert is a Bush Republican. And she expects the president's low poll numbers will pull down Reichert.
Burner is leaving for her own fund-raiser with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senator John Kerry in San Francisco.
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