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Monday, December 14, 2009

Breaking - WA-03: Maria Rodriguez-Salazar running

According to sources, earlier tonight at the Clark County Democrats meeting Maria Rodriguez-Salazar, an active member and local and national leader of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), announced her candidacy for the 3rd Congressional District seat being vacated by Brian Baird. A mother of three, Salazar currently hails from Vancouver but will be moving to Battle Ground.

This story from KATU in Portland, confirms Salazar's candidacy announced tonight.
"My friends have already heard that I am running for congress. With support from my family and the grace of the lord I have made that decision. There are so many serious issues facing our country today that the American family finds it difficult to believe in the American dream. It is for those families that I believe I must step up."
Democrats currently running for the seat are State Representative Deb Wallace, peace activist Cheryl Crist, and Salazar. Republicans vying for the seat include Washougal Councilmember Jon Russell, former House Republican Caucus staffer David Castillo and teabagger John William Hedrick.

Stay tuned for more announcements from candidates. We expect State Senator Craig Pridemore to make his intentions known as early as tomorrow, and the word on the street is that former state legislator and TVW founder Denny Heck will do the same in the next few days.


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