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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

WA-03: Pridemore enters the race

Add state Senator Craig Pridemore (D-Vancouver) to the mix in the 3rd Congressional District race. Pridemore, a U.S. Army vet, former Clark County Commissioner and two term state Senator announced his bid for the seat being vacated by Brian Baird earlier today.
“Look around this district; we are suffering the highest unemployment in the state.Too many people are suffering in this economy,” said Pridemore.“I see families, veterans, and senior citizens all struggling to stay afloat.It is high time that our leaders in Washington DC focus on our jobs crisis right here at home.”

A decorated Army Intelligence analyst, Pridemore enlisted in the military while a student at the University of Washington and served four years in active duty stationed with the 3rd Armored Division and 202nd MI Battalion. If elected, he will be the only veteran in the Washington Congressional delegation.

“Too many military personnel are returning from overseas duty to find jobs gone, health care services inadequate, and lives disrupted,” said Pridemore.“This is unacceptable. I will fight to protect our veterans and honor the sacrifice they have made for all of us.”
In addition, as expected, State Representative Jaime Herrera (R-Camas) also announced her candidacy, bringing the total to four Republicans and four Democrats in the field.


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