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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Filing Week: Report for June 5, 2008

It's the next to last day of filing week, and here is today's update on the candidates who have filed.

The federal races:
  • 5th Congressional District - Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Republican), Kurt Erickson (Republican) and Randall Yearout (Constitution Party) all filed today.
  • 6th Congressional District - Paul Richmond (Democrat) and Gary Murrell (Green Party) filed to challenge Congressman Norm Dicks.
  • 7th Congressional District - Congressman Jim McDermott (Democrat) and Steve Beren (Republican) filed today.
  • 8th Congressional District - Darcy Burner (Democrat) filed to challenge the ineffective Congressman Dav Reichert.
And the statewide races:
  • Governor - James White (Independent), Javier Lopez (Republican) and Dino Rossi (Republican) all filed to challenge Governor Gregoire.
  • Lt. Governor - Marcia McCraw (Republican) and Arlene Peck (Constitution Party) have filed challenges to Lt. Governor Brad Owen.
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction - Incumbent Terry Bergeson and Enid Duncan have filed their papers.
  • Insurance Commissioner - John R. Adams (Republican) filed to challenge incumbent commissioner Mike Kreidler.
  • Attorney General - In an oversight from a previous day, I forgot to note that the incumbent Republican Rob McKenna has filed for re-election.
You can find information about the candidates who filed for legislative races on the Secretary of State's website.


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