Field Expands For Dems and GOPers in Baird Seat

Posted December 16, 2009 at 4:05pm

At least one more top Republican and an additional top Democrat have jumped into the race for retiring Rep. Brian Baird’s (D-Wash.) seat. State Sen. Craig Pridemore (D) announced Tuesday that he was getting into the race, plus state Rep. Jaime Herrera (R) officially announced her campaign for the seat.

Both candidates join an ever-expanding field for Baird’s district, which both Democrats and Republicans will target in 2010. State Rep. Deb Wallace (D) said she was in the race soon after Baird’s retirement announcement last week, plus anti-war activist Cheryl Crist has filed in the past few days. Former Bush administration official David Castillo, accountant David Hedrick and Washougal City Councilman Jon Russell have all filed for the race already.

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